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An dem reinsten Frühlingsmorgen

Language: German (Deutsch)

  An dem [reinsten]1 Frühlingsmorgen
Gieng die Schäferin und sang,
Jung und schön und ohne Sorgen,
Daß es durch die Felder [klang]2,
So la la! le ralla.
 
  Thyrsis bot ihr für ein Mäulchen
[Zwei,]3 drei Schäfchen gleich am Ort,
[Schalkhaft blickte sie]4 ein Weilchen;
Doch sie sang und lachte fort,
So la la! le ralla.
 
  Und ein Andrer bot ihr Bänder,
Und der Dritte bot sein Herz;
Doch sie trieb mit Herz und Bändern
So wie mit den Lämmern Scherz,
Nur la la! le ralla.


Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE ITA RUS

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Confirmed with Goethes Sämmtliche Werke: Vollständige Ausgabe in zehn Bänden, Erster Band, Stuttgart: Verlag der J.G. Cotta’schen Buchhandlung, 1875, pages 6-7. Note: modernized spelling would change "Gieng" to "Ging".

1 Cimarosa: "schönsten"
2 Cimarosa: "drang"
3 Cimarosa: "Da"
4 Cimarosa: "Sie besann sich nur"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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)


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Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist RUS ITA FRE by Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin.
  • Also set in English, a translation by John Bernhoff RUS ITA FRE by Hans Hermann.

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , no title, copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Thomas A. Gregg) , title 1: "The coy shepherdess", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Revêche", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "La ritrosa", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Natalia Vyshynska) , title 1: "Неприступная", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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One spring morning

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

One spring morning bright and fair,
Roam'd a shepherdess and sang
Young and beauteous free from care,
Through the fields her clear notes rang.
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la.
 
Of his lambs some two or three,
Thyrsis offer'd for a kiss
First she eyed him, roguishly,
Then for answer sang but this,
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la.
 
Ribbons did the next one offer,
And a third his heart so true,
But as with the lambs, the scoffer,
Laughed at hearts and ribbons too.
Still twas Tra-la-la-la-la-la.


Submitted by Barbara Miller

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Die Spröde" FRE ITA RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Jos. Abendheim, Eduard Behm, Oskar Bolck, Ignaz Brüll, Ferruccio Busoni, Domenico Cimarosa, Max Eberwein, Joseph Hellmesberger, jun., Louise Pauline Marie Héritte-Viardot, Hans Hermann, Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Konrad Heubner, Alexis Holländer, Gustav Holst, Gustav Jansen [not F. G. Jansen], Richard Kahn, Armin Knab, Karl Johan Krook, Lenhuk, Carl Adolf Lorenz, Dr., Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Béla Nemes Hegyi, Wilhelm Petersen, Franz Poenitz, Johann Xaver Sterkel, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Frank Valentin Van der Stucken, Hugo Wolf, Karl Friedrich Zelter. Go to the text.

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  • by Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin (1862 - 1901), "One spring morning", op. 3 (Three songs for soprano or tenor with piano, violin, and violoncello) no. 2 (1888), published 1893 [soprano or tenor, piano, violin, and cello], Mainz, Schott [
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