The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

Ei Mühle, liebe Mühle

Language: German (Deutsch)

 Ei Mühle, liebe Mühle,
 Wie schau'st so schmuck du heut'!
 Du trägst geziert mit Blumen
 Ein sonntägliches Kleid.

 Du hast selbst deine Giebel
 Mit Kränzen reich geschmückt,
 So froh hast du noch nimmer
 In's Tal hineingeblickt.

 Ei Waldbach, wie manierlich
 Trollst du am Haus vorbei!
 Du fleissig Rad der Mühle,
 Bist du heut' arbeitsfrei,

 Ei Knappen, liebe Knappen,
 Wie seht so schmuck ihr heut',
 Ihr tragt, verziert mit Bändern,
 Das schönste Sonntagskleid.

 Ihr habt die neuen Hüte
 Mit Blumen reich geschmückt
 Und sie kokett manierlich
 Schräg auf den Kopf gedruckt.

 Ei Knappen - Warum feiern,
 Am Wochentage heut',
 Das fleiss'ge Rad der Mühle,
 Und ihr, die fleiss'gen Leut?

Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

List of language codes

About the headline (FAQ)

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (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: 2004-07-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:09
Line count: 25
Word count: 109

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

O mio caro molinaro

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

Coro di fanciulle:
 O mio caro molinaro,
 come sei ben vestito oggi,
 indossi, tutto ornato di fiori,
 l'abito della domenica.

 Hai pure riccamente abbellito
 con corone la tua casa;
 e mai è stato così lieto
 il tuo viso mentre osserva la valle.

 O mio caro guardaboschi,
 con che garbo per la casa ti aggiri!
 E tu, ruota operosa del mulino
 sei forse, oggi, in vacanza?

 O miei cari lavoranti mugnai,
 come apparite eleganti oggi,
 indossate, tutto guarnito di nastri,
 l'abito dei giorni di festa,

 E i vostri cappelli nuovi,
 sono riccamente ornati di fiori,
 mentre voi, con civettuola eleganza,
 li poggiate di traverso sul capo.

 Miei cari lavoranti - Come mai non sta lavorando
 in un giorno di metà settimana
 la ruota operosa del mulino,
 e pure voi state a riposo?

IMPORTANT NOTE: The material directly above is protected by copyright and appears here by special permission. If you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. Once you have permission, you must give credit to the author and display the copyright symbol ©. Copyright infringement is a criminal offense under international law.

About the headline (FAQ)


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2009 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


    licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
    (licenses at lieder dot net)

Based on


Text added to the website: 2009-10-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:24
Line count: 25
Word count: 131