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Ich armes Klosterfräulein!

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Ich]1 armes Klosterfräulein!
O Mutter! was hast du gemacht!
Lenz ging am Gitter vorüber,
[Hat]2 mir kein Blümlein gebracht.

[Ach]3, wie weit, weit [dort]4 unten
Zwei Schäflein gehen im Tal!
Viel Glück, ihr Schäflein, ihr [sahet]5
Den Frühling zum erstenmal!

[Ach]3, wie weit, weit [dort]4 oben
Zwei Vöglein fliegen in Ruh'!
Viel Glück, ihr Vöglein, ihr flieget
Der besseren Heimat zu!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA POR

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1 Winkler: "Ach ich"; Brahms and Kursch: "Ach, ach, ich"
2 Brahms: "und hat"
3 Brahms: "Ach, ach"
4 Brahms: "hier"
5 Winkler: "sehet"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Kloosterzustertje", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Siân Goldthorpe) (Christian Stein) , "The young nun", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Hélas, hélas, moi petite nonne", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Giulio Cesare Barozzi) , "La monachella", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "Freirinha", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-10-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:56
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Word count: 61

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Hélas, hélas, moi petite nonne

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Moi pauvre petite nonne !
Oh mère ! Qu'as‑tu fait !
Le printemps est arrivé par-dessus les grilles,
Et ne m'a pas apporté de petites fleurs.

Hélas, que c'est loin, loin, là-bas
Deux petits agneaux passent dans la vallée !
Que vous êtes heureux, vous petits agneaux,
Vous avez vu le printemps pour la première fois !

Hélas, que c'est loin, loin, là-haut
Deux petits oiseaux volent tranquillement !
Que vous êtes heureux, vous petits oiseaux,
Vous volez vers un meilleur pays !


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Text added to the website: 2008-12-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:02
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Word count: 83