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O mistress mine, where are you roaming?

Language: English

O mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and hear, your true love's coming 
That can sing both high and low.

[Trip]1 no [further]2, pretty sweeting;
[Journeys]3 end in lovers' meeting,
Ev'ry wise man's son doth know.

What is love? 'Tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What's to come is still unsure:

[In]4 delay there lies no plenty;
Then [come kiss]5 me, sweet and twenty;
Youth's a stuff will not endure.


Translation(s): FIN FRE GER GER GER GER IRI ITA NOR

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1 Korngold: "O trip"
2 [sic] ; and Hall: "farther"
3 Korngold: "For journeyes"
4 Korngold: "And in"
5 Korngold: "come and kiss"

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

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Paavo Cajander)
  • FRE French (Français) (François-Victor Hugo)
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (David Paley) , "O Fräulein meins! Woher du wanderst", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Montanari) , "O mia signora", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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O Fräulein meins! Woher du wanderst

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

O Fräulein meins! Woher du wanderst
O bleib und horch fein Liebchen kommen,
Das auch singt so deutlich klar!

Geh nicht weiter, hübsches Liebling!
Liebesgrüß die Reisen enden.
Jeder Weltmann weiß das schon.

Komm mein Schatz doch nicht zukünftig!
Freude jetzt bringt Lachen mit,
Was noch kommt, ist unbekannt,

Die Verspätung tröstet nicht-
Dann komm! Küss' mich, süß und zwanzig!
Jugendstoff fliegt leicht hinweg.


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Based on
  • a text in English by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene 3 FIN FRE IRI ITA NOR
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Bruce Adolphe, David Werner Amram, Orsmond Anderton, Joseph W. Baber, Gary Bachlund, Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, Sir, Garth Baxter, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Winifred May Bury, Mary Grant Carmichael, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Theodore Ward Chanler, Gordon Conrad Cyr , Emma Lou Diemer, Ernest Bristow Farrar, Gerald Finzi, Wolfgang Fortner, John Linton Gardner, Steven R. Gerber, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Juliana Hall, Lee Hoiby, Mervyn, Lord Horder, the Second Baron of Ashford, Mary Howe, John Jeffreys, Sven Eric Emanuel Johanson, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Elizabeth Maconchy, Thomas Morley, Herbert Henry John Murrill, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir, Daniel Lee Pederson, Humphrey Procter-Gregg, Roger Quilter, Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir, Douglas Steele, Arthur Sullivan, Sir, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Henry Walthew, Peter Warlock, Healey Willan. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2012-02-14 00:00:00.

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