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Treue Liebe

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Mittelhochdeutsch

Herzliebes Mädchen, da lachen die Thoren,
Dass mit ganzer Seele der deine ich bin,
Sie spotten, du seiest zu niedrig geboren,
Zu niedrig stehen mir Herz und Sinn. 
Es ahnt es ja keiner, was du mir bist!
Wer einzig nach Reichthum und Schönheit späht,
Weiss der, was Liebe ist?  

Will lachenden Mundes den Spott ertragen, 
Wie ich ihn bis heute mit Lachen ertrug. 
Und was sie auch schwätzen und was sie auch sagen  -- 
Du bist mir schön und reich genug. 
Ich bleibe dir treu, ich bleibe dir hold, 
Mehr gilt mir dein stählernes Ringelein
Als einer Königin Gold.

Confirmed with Klinginsland: Minnelieder und Spielmannsweisen. Alten Meistern nachgesungen von Edwin Bormann, Leipzig: Edwin Bormann's Selbstverlag, 1891, page 21.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


Based on

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

Text added to the website: 2019-04-04.
Last modified: 2019-04-04 13:11:02
Line count: 14
Word count: 98

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