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Das Ufer ist so morgenstill

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das Ufer ist so morgenstill,
Noch kaum ein Fischlein springen will.
Am Bänkchen schon, in Rohr und Ried,
Ein Wäschermägdlein emsig kniet.

O Jugendblut, kaum fünfzehn Jahr,
Verschlafen noch ihr Augenpaar,
Das Röckchen dürftig, hochgeschürzt,
Mit Singen sie die Zeit sich kürzt.

"Am jüngsten Tag ich aufersteh' 
Und gleich nach meinem Liebsten seh',
und wenn ich ihn nicht finden kann,
leg' wieder mich zum Schlafen dann.

"O Herzeleid, du Ewigkeit!
Selbander nur ist Seligkeit!
Und kommt mein Liebster nicht hinein,
mag nicht im Paradiese sein!"


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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J. Brahms sets stanzas 3-4
H. Hermann sets stanzas 3-4?

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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 (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Maiden's song", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chant de jeune fille", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-07-09 18:34:12

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Chant de jeune fille

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

[La rive est si silencieuse ce matin,
À peine un petit poisson veut sauter.
Déjà devant le petit banc, dans les roseaux et les joncs,
Une jeune lavandière est agenouillée au travail.

Ô jeunesse, d'à peine quinze ans,
Ses yeux sont encore endormis,
La pauvre petite jupe relevée,
Avec des chants elle fait passer le temps.]

Le jour du Jugement je me lèverai à nouveau,
Et je verrai également mon bien-aimé,
Et si je ne peux pas le trouver,
Je me coucherai et m'endormirai à nouveau.

Chagrin, éternité !
Seulement avec un autre vient le bonheur !
Et si mon bien-aimé ne vient pas ici,
Je ne souhaite pas être au paradis !


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