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Am Morgen spricht die Magd ganz wild

Language: German (Deutsch)

Am Morgen spricht die Magd ganz wild:
"Ich hab heut Nacht ein Kind gestillt -

ein Kind mit einem Käs als Kopf -
und einem Horn am Hinterschopf!

Das Horn, o denkt euch, war aus Salz
und ging zu essen, und dann -"

                               "Halt's -
halt's Maul!" so spricht die Frau, "und geh
an deinen Dienst, Zä-zi-li-e!"

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , title 1: "The maiden's dream", rhymed paraphrase, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Le rêve de la servante", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-07-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:08
Line count: 9
Word count: 57

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The maiden's dream

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

In the morning a maid spoke crazed and wild:
"I have this night breast-fed a child --

A child with a head made out of cheese --
And a horn showing from his hair, if you please!

That horn, o think, it was made of salt
And went off to eat, and" -- 

Hush that mouth!" said the Lady of the House, "but be
You off to your work, crazed Cecily!"

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Christian Morgenstern (1871 - 1914), "Der Traum der Magd", appears in Galgenlieder FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund, Richard Farber, Ralf Albert Franz, Friedrich Martin Adalbert Kayssler, Ernest Vietor. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2010-02-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:33
Line count: 9
Word count: 69