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Ringelringelrosenkranz

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ringelringelrosenkranz,
Ich tanz mit meiner Frau,
Wir tanzen um den Rosenbusch,
Klingklanggloribusch.
Ich dreh mich wie ein Pfau.

Zwar hab ich kein so schönes Rad,
Doch bin ich sehr verliebt,
Ich spring wie ein [Firlefink]1,
[Dieweil]2 es gar kein lieber Ding
Als wie die Meine gibt.

Die Welt, die ist da draußen wo,
Mag auf dem Kopfe sie stehn!
Sie int'ressiert uns gar nicht sehr,
Und wenn sie nicht vorhanden wär,
Wird's auch noch weiter gehn:

Ringelringelrosenkranz,
Ich tanz mit meiner Frau,
Wir tanzen um den Rosenbusch,
Klingklanggloribusch.
Ich dreh mich wie ein Pfau.


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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1 Zemlinsky: "Tirlefink"
2 Zemlinsky: "Derweil"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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 (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , title 1: "Marriage dance"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Le gai marié", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:21
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Word count: 94

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Marriage dance

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Ding dong, ding dong, roses red,
I dance with my sweet girl.
We dance around the red rosebush
Ding, dong, red rosebush,
Like a peacock proud I twirl.
 
Although my plumes are not so fine,
I'm very much in love.
I spring and dance, dance and spring,
For 'faith I find no sweeter thing,
As she, my girl, my dove.
 
The world is somewhere out of sight,
On it, we make, ah, no claim.
It interests us not at all,
And even if the skies should fall,
'T would all go on the same:
 
Ding dong, ding dong, roses red,
I dance with my sweet girl.
We dance around the red rosebush
Ding, dong, red rosebush,
Like a peacock proud I twirl.


From a Zemlinsky score.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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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Text added to the website: 2011-07-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:29
Line count: 20
Word count: 122