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Zwischen Weizen und Korn

Language: German (Deutsch)

Zwischen Weizen und Korn,
Zwischen Hecken und Dorn,
Zwischen Bäumen und Gras,
Wo [gehts]1 Liebchen? 
Sag mir das.

  Fand mein Holdchen 
  Nicht daheim;
  Muß das Goldchen 
  Draußen sein.
  Grünt und blühet 
  Schön der Mai;
  Liebchen ziehet 
  Froh und frei.

An dem Felsen beim Fluß,
Wo sie reichte den Kuß,
Jenen ersten im Gras, 
Seh' ich etwas!
Ist sie das? --2

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE FRE RUS

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Note: The modernized spelling of "Weizen" is "Waizen".
1 Huberti: "geht das"
2 Several composers (not Huberti, Medtner) add: "Das ist sie, das!"

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)

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Between wheat and corn", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant de mai", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
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Word count: 60

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Chant de mai

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

Parmi le froment et les grains,
Parmi les haies et les épines,
Parmi les arbres et l'herbe,
Où marche ma chérie, 
Dis-le moi !

  Je ne trouve pas 
  Ma bien-aimée à la maison ;
  Mon trésor 
  Doit être dehors
  Le mois de Mai verdit 
  Et fleurit magnifiquement,
  Ma chérie se promène 
  Libre et heureuse.

Près du rocher à la rivière,
Où elle m'a donné ce baiser,
Le premier dans l'herbe,
Je vois quelque chose, 
Est-ce elle ?

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Mailied", written 1812? DUT ENG RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Oskar Bolck, August Bungert, F. Christoph, Wilhelm Dörr, E. Draude, Jan van den Eeden, H. Elkamp, Ernst Frank, Robert Franz, Carl Goldmark, Moritz Hauptmann, Alexis Holländer, Bernhard Hopffer, Gustave Léon Huberti, Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, Heinrich August Marschner, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Carl Moltke, Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, Eduard Rommel, Alfred Schlenker, Emmy Schlieffen, Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg, Hugo Wolf, Richard Ferdinand Würst, Karl Friedrich Zelter, Alexander Zemlinsky. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-08-22.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:20
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Word count: 77