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Under der linden

Language: Mittelhochdeutsch

Under der linden
an der heide
dâ unser zweier bette was
dâ [muget]1 ir vinden
schône beide
gebrochen bluomen unde gras
vor dem walde in einem tal!
Tandaradei
schône sanc diu nahtegal.

Ich kam gegangen
zuo der [ouwe]2
dô was mîn friedel komen ê.
Dâ wart ich empfangen
hêre frouwe,
daz ich bin sælic iemer mê!
Kust er mich? Wol tûsentstunt!
tandaradei
seht wie rôt mir ist der munt!

Dô [hete]3 er gemachet
alsô rîche
von bluomen eine [bettestat]4;
des wirt noch gelachet
inneclîche
kumt iemen an daz selbe pfat.
Bî den rôsen er wol mac -
tandaradei
merken wâ mirz houbet lac!

Daz er bî mir [læge
wesse ez]5 iemen
nu enwelle got so schamte ich mich,
[wes]6 er mit mir pflæge
niemer niemen
bevinde daz wan er [und]7 ich.
Und ein kleinez vogellîn -
tandaradei
daz mac wol getriuwe sîn!


Translation(s): ENG ENG GER GER GER GER GER GER GER

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1 Martin: "mugt"
2 Martin: "oude"
3 Martin: "het"
4 Martin: "bette stat"
5 Martin: "laee,/ wessez" (typo?)
6 Martin: "Es"
7 Martin: "unt"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803 - 1849) , "Song: Translated from the German of Walther von der Vogelweide", appears in The Poems Posthumous and Collected of Thomas Lovell Beddoes, first published 1851 [an adaptation] GER GER GER GER GER GER GER by Stephen Dodgson.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karl Pannier (1854 - 1931) ENG ENG ENG ITA by Engelbert Humperdinck, Hans Erich Pfitzner.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karl Joseph Simrock (1802 - 1876) , "Die verschwiegene Nachtigall", first published 1857 ENG ENG ENG FRE by August Bungert, Ferruccio Busoni, August Fischer, Edvard Grieg, Robert Kahn, Joseph Pembaur, Ethel Florence Lindesay Robertson, as Henry Handel Richardson, Hans Michael Schletterer, Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Anton Urspruch.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , text arranged by Heinz Knorr from the version by Max Wehrli, in Deutsche Lyrik des Mittelalters, published by Manesse-Bibliothek der Weltliteratur, 1955 ENG ENG ENG by Heinrich Karl Johann Hofmann, Stephan Krehl, Hermann Reutter.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Bruno Obermann , "Unter der Linde", first published 1886 ENG ENG by Franz Dannehl, Anton Rückauf, Eduard Schütt.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist [an adaptation] ENG ENG FRE by Alban Maria Johannes Berg, Johann Lewalter.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by (Johann Christoph) Friedrich Haug (1761 - 1829) , "Das Geheimniss, nach Walter von der Vogelweide" [an adaptation] ENG ENG by Norbert Burgmüller, Eduard Kremser, Eduard Kreuzhage.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karl Joseph Simrock (1802 - 1876) , first published 1869 ENG ENG by Paul Geisler, Wilhelm Kienzl.

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

  • ENG English (Elisabeth Siekhaus) , "Under the linden tree", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-11-24.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:31
Line count: 36
Word count: 142

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Unter der Linde

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Mittelhochdeutsch

Unter der Linde
auf der Heide,
da unser Bette war,
da könnt ihr finden
alle beide
gebrochen, Blumen und auch Gras.
Vor dem Walde in einem Tal,
tandaradei,
schön sang die Nachtigall.

Ich kam gegangen
zu der Aue
und mein Liebster war schon dort.
Da ward ich empfangen,
heil'ge Jungfrau,
daß ich bin selig fort und fort.
Ob er mich küßte? Stund' um Stund',
tandaradei,
seht, wie rot mir noch der Mund!

Dann hat er gerichtet
weich und prächtig
von Blumen eine Lagerstatt.
Herzlich wird noch mancher lachen,
kommt er daher den selben Pfad.
An den Rosen er dann mag,
tandaradei,
merken, wo das Haupt mir lag.

Wenn es jemand wüßte,
wie er war,
ach behüte Gott, wie schämt' ich mich!
Wie oft er mich küßte,
niemals jemand
erfahre es, nur er und ich.
Und ein kleines Vögelein,
tandaradei,
das wird wohl verschwiegen sein.


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by John Glenn Paton [Guest Editor]

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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)

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

  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , "Under the linden tree", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-12-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:28
Line count: 35
Word count: 144