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Spinn, spinn, meine liebe Tochter

Language: German (Deutsch)

Spinn, spinn, meine liebe Tochter,
Ich kauf dir ein paar Schuh.
Ja, ja, meine liebe Mutter,
Auch Schnallen dazu;
Kann wahrlich nicht spinnen
Von wegen meinem Finger,
Meine Finger thun weh.

Spinn, spinn, meine liebe Tochter,
Ich kauf dir ein Paar Strümpf.
Ja, ja, meine liebe Mutter,
Schön Zwicklen darin;
Kann wahrlich nicht spinnen
Von wegen meinem Finger,
Meine Finger thun weh.

Spinn, spinn, meine liebe Tochter,
Ich kauf dir einen Mann.
Ja, ja, meine liebe Mutter,
Der steht mir wohl an;
Kann wahrlich gut spinnen,
Von all meinen Fingern
Thut keiner mir weh.


Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE

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Confirmed with Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Alte deutsche Lieder gesammelt von L. A. v. Arnim und Clemens Brentano, dritter Band, Berlin: Expedition des v. Arnimschen Verlags, 1846, pages 41-42.

Submitted by Harry Joelson

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Spinning Song", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant des fileuses", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Chant de la fileuse", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-07-06 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:25

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Word count: 94

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Spinning Song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Spin, spin, my dear daughter,
I will buy you a pair of shoes.
Yes, yes, my dear mother,
With buckles as well;
But I truly cannot spin
On account of my finger,
My fingers are sore.

Spin, spin, my dear daughter,
I will buy you a pair of stockings.
Yes, yes, my dear mother,
With pretty gussets in them;
But I truly cannot spin
On account of my finger,
My fingers are sore.

Spin, spin, my dear daughter,
I will buy you a husband.
Yes, yes, my dear mother,
That would become me very well;
I can truly spin well,
Of all of my fingers
Not a one is sore.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , "Spinnerlied", appears in Des Knaben Wunderhorn FRE FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Max Joseph Beer, Georg Göhler, Karl Horwitz, né Curt Horwitz, Johann Christoph Kienlen, Ludwig Wilhelm Andreas Maria Thuille, Alexander Winterberger. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2012-07-09 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:59

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Word count: 110