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Früh, wann die Hähne kräh'n

Language: German (Deutsch)

Früh, [wann]1 die Hähne kräh'n,
Eh' die Sternlein [verschwinden]2,
  Muß ich am [Herde stehn]3,
  Muß Feuer zünden.

Schön ist der [Flammen]4 Schein,
[Es]5 springen die Funken.
  Ich schaue so [drein]6,
  In Leid versunken.

Plötzlich, da kommt es mir,
Treuloser Knabe,
  Daß ich die Nacht von dir
  Geträumet habe.

Träne auf Träne dann
Stürzet hernieder;
  So kommt der Tag heran -
  O ging er wieder!


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1 Feyhl: "wenn"; Senger: "eh' " (further changes may exist not noted above).
2 Schumann, Pfitzner (SJ5), Wolf: "schwinden"
3 van Eijken, Schumann: "Heerde steh'n"
4 Schumann, Wetzel: "Flamme"
5 Reinecke: "Hell"
6 Reinecke, Schumann, Pfitzner (SJ5), Wolf: "darein"

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Het in de steek gelaten meisje", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "The abandoned maid", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La petite femme abandonnée", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "La petite servante délaissée", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-10-13T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2015-09-28T15:49:15
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La petite femme abandonnée

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

Tôt, lorsque chantent les coqs,
Avant que les petites étoiles disparaissent
Je dois être à la cheminée,
Je dois allumer le feu.

L'éclat des flammes est beau,
Les étincelles voltigent.
Je regarde le feu,
Plongée dans mon chagrin.

Soudain il me revient,
Infidèle enfant,
Que cette nuit
J'ai rêvé de toi.

Alors larmes et larmes
Sont tombées ;
Ainsi pointa le jour -
Ô s'il pouvait revenir !

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875), "Das verlassene Mägdlein" CAT DUT ENG ENG ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Algernon Bennet Langton Ashton, Carl Banck, J. Bandisch, Jürg Baur, Rupert Bawden, Adolf Blomberg, Carl Bohm, Ignaz Brüll, Gerard Bunk, Willy Burkhard, William Humphreys Dayas, Hugo Distler, Felix Draeseke, Hermann Drechsler, Gustav Eggers, Louis Ehlert, Gerrit Jan van Eijken, Johannes Feyhl, Otto Fiebach, Hans Fleischer, Robert Franz, Robert Fuchs, Fritz Fürst, Hermann Goetz, Adalbert von Goldschmidt, Gustav Gutheil, Thomas Hennig, Karl Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, Carl August Heymann-Rheineck, Friedrich Hinrichs, Adolf Hoffmann, Jenő Hubay, Paul Juon, Wilhelm Killmayer, Otto Klemperer, Henning Karl Adam von Koss, Paul Kurz, Franz Paul Lachner, Eduard Lassen, Max Lewandowsky, Erik Meyer-Helmund, Gregor Molitor, Johann Joseph David Naret-Koning, Georg Nellius, Hans Erich Pfitzner, Martin Plüddemann, Gustav Pressel, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Franz Ries, Eduard Rommel, Otto Scherzer, Fritz Schieri, Manfred Schlenker, Hans Michael Schletterer, Robert Schumann, Hugo von Senger, Oskar Ulmer, Pauline Viardot-García, Julie von Waldburg-Wurzach, Fürstin, Justus Hermann Wetzel, Richard Wickenhauser, Hugo Wolf, Vally Wolff-Kownačka. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-09-15T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:03:22
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