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Die Zigeunerin

Language: German (Deutsch)

Am Kreuzweg da lausche ich, wenn die Stern'
und die Feuer im Walde verglommen,
und wo der erste Hund bellt von fern,
da wird mein Bräut'gam herkommen.
La, la, la, la.

"Und als der Tag graut', durch das Gehölz
sah ich eine Katze sich schlingen,
ich schoß ihr auf den nußbraunen Pelz,
wie tat die weit überspringen!
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!"

Schad' nur ums Pelzlein, du kriegst mich nit!
mein Schatz muß sein wie die andern:
braun und ein Stutzbart auf ung'rischen Schnitt
und ein fröhliches Herze zum Wandern.
La, la, la, la.

Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA

List of language codes

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The Gypsy woman", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "La tsigane", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "La zingara", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "La gitana", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , title 1: "La tzigane", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27

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Word count: 94

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La zingara

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Al crocevia sto in ascolto, quando le stelle
E i fuochi nel bosco si stanno spegnendo,
e dove abbaia per primo un cane in lontananza
da lì il mio promesso sposo sta arrivando.
La, la, la, la.
"E mentre albeggiava, attraverso il boschetto
Vidi sgusciare via un gatto,
lo colpii sul pelo bruno,
balzò in avanti con un gran salto!
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!"
Peccato per il mio pelo, ma non mi prendi!
Deve essere come gli altri il mio amore:
bruno e con una barba quadrata all'ungherese
e allegro e vagabondo il suo bel cuore.
La, la, la, la.

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Text added to the website: 2009-05-25 00:00:00.

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