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Ist auch schmuck nicht mein Rößlein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ist [auch]1 schmuck nicht mein Rößlein,
So ist's doch [recht]1 klug,
Trägt im Finstern zu 'nem Schlößlein
Mich rasch noch genug.

Ist das Schloß auch nicht prächtig:
[Zum Garten aus]2 der Tür
Tritt ein Mädchen doch allnächtig
Dort freundlich herfür.

Und ist auch die Kleine
Nicht die Schönst' auf der Welt,
So giebt's doch just Keine,
Die mir beßer gefällt.

Und spricht sie vom Freien,
So schwing' ich mich auf mein Roß --
Ich bleibe im Freien,
Und sie auf dem Schloß.

Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA

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1 omitted by B. Walter.
2 B. Walter: "Aus dem Garten vor"

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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El soldat I", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The soldier", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le soldat", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Anche se non è elegante il mio cavallo", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27

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Le soldat

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

Bien que mon cheval ne soit pas très fringant,
Il est cependant très malin,
Il me porte dans le noir vers un petit château
Assez vite.

Bien que le château ne soit pas tout à fait magnifique,
De la porte vers le jardin
Chaque nuit marche une jeune fille,
Là-bas aimablement.

Et bien que cette petite
Ne soit pas la plus belle au monde,
Il n'y en a pas d'autre
Que j'aime mieux.

Et si elle parle de mariage
Je sauterai sur mon cheval --
Je resterai dehors
Et elle restera au château.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), no title, appears in Gedichte, in 1. Wanderlieder, in Der Soldat, no. 1 CAT ENG ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst Bacon, Eduard Behm, Robert Emmerich, Jan Karol Gall, Georg Haeser, Bernhard Hopffer, Friedrich Niggli, Martin Plüddemann, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer, Bruno Walter, Hugo Wolf, Josef Venantius von Wöss. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2010-01-26 00:00:00.

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