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Mein Vater hat gesagt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mein Vater hat gesagt,
Ich soll das Kindlein wiegen,
Er will mir auf den Abend
Drei Gaggeleier sieden;
Siedt er mir drei,
Ißt er mir zwei,
Und ich mag nicht wiegen
Um ein einziges Ei.

Mein Mutter hat gesagt,
Ich soll die Mägdlein verraten,
Sie wollt mir auf den Abend
Drei Vögelein braten;
Brät sie mir drei,
Ißt sie mir zwei,
Um ein [einziges]1 Vöglein
Treib ich kein Verräterei.

Mein Schätzlein hat gesagt,
Ich soll sein gedenken,
Er wöllt mir auf den Abend
Drei Küßlein auch schenken;
Schenkt er mir drei,
Bleibt's nicht dabei,
Was kümmert michs Vöglein,
Was schiert mich das Ei.

Translation(s): ENG FRE SWE

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Confirmed with Ludwig Achim's von Arnim Sämmtliche Werke, Siebzehnter Band, Berlin, Expedition des v. Arnimschen Verlags, 1846, p. 28.

1 in some editions of Strauss, "einzig"

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Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG FRE by Bror Beckman.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "He has said - but it won't stop at that", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Elle a dit - Je ne m'en contenterai point", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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