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Der Schäfer putzte sich zum Tanz

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein junger Bauer
 Der Schäfer putzte sich zum Tanz
 Mit bunter Jacke, Band und Kranz,
 Schmuck war er angezogen,
 Schon um die Linde war es voll,
 Und alles tanzte schon wie toll.

Chor der Bauern
 Juchhe! Juchhe!
 Juchheisa! Heisa! He!

 So ging der Fiedelbogen.

 Er drückte hastig sich heran,
 Da stieß er an ein Mädchen an
 Mit seinem Ellenbogen;
 Die frische Dirne kehrt' sich um
 Und sagte: nun das find' ich dumm!

 Juchhe! Juchhe!
 Juchheisa! Heisa! He!

 Seid nicht so ungezogen!

 Doch hurtig in dem Kreise ging's,
 Sie tanzten rechts, sie tanzten links
 Und all Röcke flogen.
 Sie wurden rot, sie wurden warm
 Und ruhten atmend Arm in Arm.

 Juchhe! Juchhe!
 Juchheisa! Heisa! He!

 Und Hüft' an Ellenbogen.

 Und tu' mir doch nicht so vertraut!
 Wie Mancher hat nicht seine Braut
 Belogen und betrogen!
 Er schmeichelte sie doch bei Seit'
 Und von der Linde scholl es weit!

 Juchhe! Juchhe!
 Juchheisa! Heisa! He!

 Geschrei und Fiedelbogen!

Translation(s): FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Goethes Poetische Werke vol. V: Die grossen Dramen, ed. by Liselotte Lohrer, Stuttgart, J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung, 1951, pages 189-190.

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  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Per recarsi al ballo si adorna il...

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Per recarsi al ballo si adorna il pastore,
giubba, ghirlanda, nastri di vario colore,
tutto davvero elegante.
Attorno al tiglio si radunano tutti
ballano tanto da sembrare matti
Zum pa! Zum pa!
Zum papa! Zum! Pa!
Al ritmo del violino.

Lui si butta rapido fra la folla
e subito urta a una bella fanciulla
spingendola col gomito.
La giovane fanciulla gira il visino
e dice: che modi da cretino! 
Zum pa! Zum pa!
Zum papa! Zum! Pa!
Cerca di essere meno villano.

Il ballo intanto procedeva in tondo,
girando a destra, poi nel verso opposto,
era tutto un volare di sottane.
I visi rossi, caldi e sudati
si fermano ansando, ancora abbracciati.
Zum pa! Zum pa!
Zum papa! Zum! Pa!
I fianchi ai gomiti ben appoggiati.

Non ti prendere troppa licenza!
Ché gli uomini spesso la fidanzata
hanno lasciato dopo averla ingannata!
Lui poi, però, infine l'ha convinta
ad appartarsi, e ormai dal tiglio, lontano,
Zum pa! Zum pa!
Zum papa! Zum! Pa!
S'odono grida e violino.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), no title, appears in Faust, in Der Tragödie erster Teil (Part I), first published 1808 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Banck, Emil Kauffmann, Johann Christoph Kienlen, Conradin Kreutzer, Eduard Lassen, Justus Amadeus Lecerf, Leopold Lenz, Arnold Mendelssohn, Moritz Moszkowski, Antoni Henryk Radziwill, Fürst, Julius Röntgen, Louis Schlottmann, Gustav Thudichum, Richard Wagner. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2012-01-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:45
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Word count: 168