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Auf die Nacht in den Spinnstuben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Auf die Nacht in den Spinnstuben
Da singen die Mädchen,
Da lachen die Dorfbuben,
Wie flink [gehn die]1 Rädchen!
 
Spinnt jedes [am]2 Brautschatz,
Daß der Liebste sich freut.
Nicht lange, so gibt es
[Ein]3 Hochzeitsgeläut.
 
Kein Mensch, der mir gut ist,
Will nach mir fragen.
Wie bang mir zumut ist,
Wem soll ich's klagen?
 
Die Tränen rinnen
Mir übers Gesicht -
Wofür [ich soll]4 spinnen,
Ich weiß es nicht!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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1 Zemlinsky: "geht das"
2 Zemlinsky: "ein"
3 Omitted by Zemlinsky.
4 Brahms: "soll ich"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by Robert Emmerich, Eugen Hildach, Carl, Graf Nostitz, Franz Preitz, Robert Schumann.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Meisjeslied", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "At night in the spinning rooms", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant de jeune fille", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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