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Der Überläufer

Language: German (Deutsch)

In den Garten wollen wir [gehen]1,
Wo die schönen Rosen [stehen]2,
Da stehn der Rosen gar zu viel,
Brech' ich mir eine, wo ich will.

Wir haben gar öfters beisammen gesessen,
Wie ist [mir mein Schatz]3 so treu gewesen?
Das hätt' ich mir nicht gebildet ein,
Daß mein Schatz so falsch könnt' sein.

Hört ihr nicht den Jäger blasen
In dem Wald auf grünem Rasen,
Den Jäger mit dem grünen Hut,
Der meinen Schatz verführen tut.

Hört ihr nicht den Trompeter blasen,
In der Stadt auf der Parade?
Den Trompeter mit dem Federbusch,
[Der meinen]4 Schatz verraten tut.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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J. Brahms sets stanzas 1-3

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1 Weismann: "geh'n"
2 Weismann: "steh'n"
3 Weismann: "mein Schatz mir"
4 Weismann: "Der mir meinen"

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)

  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Der Überläufer", op. 48 (Sieben Lieder für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte) no. 2 (1853), published 1868, first performed 1890, stanzas 1-3 [voice and piano], Berlin, Simrock [
     text verified 1 time
  • by Julius Weismann (1879 - 1950), "Der Überläufer", op. 29 (Acht Wunderhornlieder) no. 2 (1906/10). [voice and piano] [
     text verified 1 time

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The betrayer", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le déserteur", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De verrader", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Le déserteur

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

Allons dans le jardin
Où les belles roses poussent,
Là trop de roses poussent,
J'en cueille une où je veux.

Nous nous sommes assis très souvent côte à côte,
Comme ma bien-aimée m'a été fidèle !
Je n'aurais jamais imaginé
Que ma bien-aimée puisse être aussi fausse.

N'entendez-vous pas le cor du chasseur
Dans la forêt sur l'herbe verte ?
Le chasseur avec son chapeau vert,
Qui a séduit ma bien-aimée.

N'entendez-vous pas la trompette sonner
Dans la ville à la parade ?
Le trompette avec sa plume,
Qui a séduit ma bien-aimée.

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