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Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein Jüngling liebt ein [Mädchen,]1
Die hat einen andern erwählt;
Der andre liebt eine andre,
Und hat sich mit dieser vermählt.

Das Mädchen [heiratet]2 aus Ärger
Den ersten besten Mann,
Der ihr in den Weg gelaufen;
Der Jüngling ist übel dran.

Es ist eine alte Geschichte,
Doch bleibt sie immer neu;
Und wem sie [just]3 passieret,
Dem bricht das Herz entzwei.


Translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG FIN FRE FRE GRE HEB HEB ITA SPA

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H. Engelmann sets stanza 3

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 144.

1 Heine: in the original published version: "Mägdlein"
2 Alnæs, Schumann: "nimmt" (took)
3 Engelmann: "jüngst"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]

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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)


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Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Un noi estima una noia", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Wil Jantje graag met Pietje", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Een jongen houdt van 'n meisje", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "A young man loved a girl", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 39, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Ένας νέος αγαπά μια νέα", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Un giovanotto ama una fanciulla", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Un chico ama a una chica", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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A young man loved a girl

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

A young man loved a girl
Who had chosen another man;
This other man loved yet another girl
And wed that one.

The first girl married out of spite
The first, best man
That happened into her path;
That young man is not well off.

It is an old story,
Yet it remains ever new;
And to he whom it has just happened,
It will break his heart in two.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 39 CAT DUT DUT FIN FRE FRE GRE HEB ITA SPA HEB
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Eyvind Alnæs, R. Bachhofer, Reiner Bredemeyer, Christian Bruhn, Franz Xaver Dressler, Hans Ulrich Engelmann, Philipp, Fürst zu Eulenburg-Hertefeld, Richard Farber, Edward Baxter Felton, Don Forsythe, A. Genser, Olivier Greif, C. Grossmann, Heinrich Henkel, August Horn, Heinrich Huber, Peter Janssens, Wilhelm Killmayer, Emil Kreuz, Franz Paul Lachner, Reinbert de Leeuw, M. Lennard, Hermann Marschall, Henry Muldrow, Ernst Otto Nodnagel, Hermann Theobald Petschke, Jakob Rosenhain, Manfred Schmitz, Robert Schumann, Korstiaan Stougie, Oscar Strasnoy, Marcel Tyberg, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Carl Vogler, William Vincent Wallace, Joel Weiss, Maude Valérie White, Gerhard Wuensch, Hans Wuzél. Go to the text.

 

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

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