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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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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 (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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Word count: 85

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Maiden's song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 [ The shore is so silent this morning,
 hardly one little fish wants to leap yet.
 At the litte bank, amid the reeds and rushes,
  A washermaiden is kneeling busily.

 O young blood, hardly fifteen years old,
 your eyes still sleepy,
 your little dress shabby and hiked up high,
 with singing you pass the time: ] 1

 On Judgment Day I will rise again,
 and immediately look for my sweetheart;
 and if I cannot find him,
 I will lie down again and sleep.

 Heartache, you Eternity!
 Only with another comes happiness!
 And if my sweetheart comes not in,
 then I don't wish to be in Paradise!"


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33

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Word count: 107