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Trug mein Herz ich auf der Hand

Language: German (Deutsch)

Trug mein Herz ich auf der Hand,
[wehte]1 ein Wind her übers Land,
weg war es!

Kam ein Mütterchen. "Mit Verlaub: 
habt ihr mein Herz?" Die Alte war taub, 
nickte nur.

Kam der Jäger, brummte was:
"So ein Herz, was schert mich das,
frag weiter!"

Fragt' ich die Wege auf und ab,
keiner mein Herz mir wieder gab,
weg war es!

Kam zuletzt des [Hufschmieds]2 Kind:
"Mädel, sahst du kein Herz im Wind?"
Lachte sie leis:

"Hat's auch der Wind nicht, hast du doch keins,
du dauerst mich, Bub, da, nimm meins,
aber halt's fest!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gesammelte Dichtungen von Gustav Falke, Berlin und Hamburg, Alfred Janssen, 1912, Volume 3, page 69.

1 Jarnach: "weht' "
2 Schillings: "Huffenschmieds"

Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel


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 [singable] (John Bernhoff) , title 1: "The compassionate lassie"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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