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Auf ein Kind (das mir eine ausgerissene...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mein Kind, in welchem Krieg hast du
Die gelben Haare lassen müssen?
Ein Rosenzweig hat sie im Sprunge dir entrissen!
Du weißt es kaum und lachst dazu.
Gott gebe, daß in künftger Zeit
Nie kein Verlust, noch ander Leid
Dich bitterer im jungen Herzen
Als dieser leichte Raub mag schmerzen!

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , title 1: "A propos d'un enfant (qui m'a montré une boucle de cheveux arrachée)", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-06-24.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:24
Line count: 8
Word count: 50

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A propos d'un enfant (qui m'a montré une boucle de cheveux arrachée)

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Mon enfant, dans quel jeu guerrier as-tu
perdu cette boucle blonde ?
Une branche de rosier te l'aura arrachée dans un bond !
Tu n'en sais rien et tu t'en amuses.
Dieu veuille qu'à l'avenir
nulle perte ni peine
ne soit pour ton jeune cœur plus amère douleur
que cette légère ablation !

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Stéphane Goldet and Pierre de Rosamel, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875), "Auf ein Kind (das mir eine ausgerissene Haarlocke vorwies)"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Othmar Schoeck. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2012-09-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:03
Line count: 8
Word count: 53