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Gern in stillen Melancholien

Language: German (Deutsch)

Gern in stillen Melancholien
Wandl' ich an dem Wasserfall,
Und in süssen Melodien
Locket mich die Nachtigall.

Doch hör' ich auf Schalmeien
Den Schäfer nur blasen!
Gleich möcht' ich mit zum Reihen
Und tanzen und rasen,
Und toller und toller
Wird's immer mit mir.

Seh ich eine Nase,
Möcht' ich sie zupfen;
Seh ich Perücken,
Möcht' ich sie rupfen;
Seh ich einen Rücken,
Möcht' ich ihn patschen;
Seh ich eine Wange,
Möcht' ich sie klatschen.

Hör ich Schalmeien,
Lauf' ich zum Reihen,
Toller und toller
Wird's immer mit mir.

Nur in stillen Melancholien
Wandl' ich an dem Wasserfall,
Und in süßen Melodien
Locket mich die Nachtigall.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by Lawrence Snyder

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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 (Lawrence Snyder) , title 1: "The love-struck sheperdess Scapine", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30

Line count: 26
Word count: 106

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The love‑struck sheperdess Scapine

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Gladly in silent melancholy
I wander to the waterfall,
And with sweet melodies
The nightingale entrances me.

Then I hear the ramhorn
that the shepherd blows.
Gladly would I go with him to the Roundelay
And dance and whirl
And ever wilder and crazier
Do I become.

If I see a nose
I like to pull it.
If I see a periwig,
I like to pluck it.
If I see a back,
I like to thwack it,
If I see a cheek,
I like to slap it.

When I hear the Ramhorn
I whirl in the dance,
Wilder and madder
Is it ever with me.

But in silent melancholy
I wander to the waterfall
And with sweet melodies
The nightingale entrances me.


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30

Line count: 26
Word count: 122