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Meine Mutter hat's gewollt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Meine Mutter hat's gewollt,
Den andern ich nehmen sollt;
Was ich zuvor besessen,
Mein Herz sollt es vergessen;
Das hat es nicht gewollt.

Meine Mutter klag ich an,
Sie hat nicht wohlgetan;
Was sonst in Ehren stünde,
Nun ist es worden Sünde.
Was fang ich an?

Für all mein' Stolz und Freud
Gewonnen hab ich Leid.
Ach, wär das nicht geschehen,
Ach, könnt ich betteln gehen
Über die braune Heid!

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:51
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Word count: 70

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Ma mère l'a voulu

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

Ma mère l'a voulu,
Que je prenne l'autre ;
Ce que j'avais possédé,
Mon cœur doit l'oublier ;
Il ne l'a pas voulu.

J'accuse ma mère,
Elle n'a pas bien agi ;
Ce qui naguère était honorable
Est devenu aujourd'hui péché.
Que vais-je entreprendre ?

En échange de toute ma fierté et ma joie
J'ai récolté la douleur.
Ah, je voudrais que ce ne fut point arrivé,
Ah, si je pouvais aller mendier
Sur la lande brune !

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2010 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Theodor Storm (1817 - 1888), no title, appears in Immensee, in Meine Mutter hat's gewollt, Elisabeth's song ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johann Bernhard André, Franz Behr, Rudolph Bergh, Wenzel Theodor Bradsky, August Bungert, Victor Cormann, Robert Emmerich, Ernst Paul Flügel, Robert Franz, Carl Georg Peter Grädener, Robert Gund, Kurt Hessenberg, Martin Jacobi, Wilhelm Kienzl, Max Kretschmar, W. J. Otto Lessmann, Carl Adolf Lorenz, Dr., Friedrich August Naubert, Joseph Pache, Josef Schelb, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer, Richard Trunk, Bruno Walter, Helene Zitelmann. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2010-07-31.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:54
Line count: 15
Word count: 78