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Armes Kind

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Serbian (Српски)

Wasser trug das junge Mädchen,
Neigte sich zum Wasser nieder,
Sagte zu sich selbst die Worte:
"Armes Kind! Wie bist so schön du!
Hättest du ein grünes Kränzlein,
Wärst du, Arme, noch viel schöner!
Möchte wohl den Hirten lieben,
Constantin, den jungen Hirten,
Der dahergeht vor den Schafen,
Wie der Mond geht vor den Sternen!"


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Claus-Christian Schuster

Authorship


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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) , title 1: "Poor child", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:35

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Poor child

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The young maiden carried water,
Bent down toward the water,
Said these words to herself:
"Poor child!  How very beautiful you are!
If you but had a green wreath,
You, poor one, would be even more beautiful!
You might then love the shepherd,
Constantin, the young shepherd,
Who strides before the sheep,
As the moon goes before the stars!"


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Text added to the website: 2012-03-20 00:00:00.

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