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Die Schwestern

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wir Schwestern zwei, wir schönen,
So gleich von Angesicht,
So gleich kein Ei dem andern,
Kein Stern dem andern nicht.

Wir Schwestern zwei, wir schönen,
Wir haben nußbraun Haar;
Und flichtst du sie in einem Zopf,
Man kennt sie nicht fürwahr.

Wir Schwestern zwei, wir schönen,
Wir tragen gleich Gewand,
Spazieren auf dem Wiesenplan
Und singen Hand in Hand.

Wir Schwestern zwei, wir schönen,
Wir spinnen in die Wett,
Wir sitzen an einer Kunkel,
Und schlafen in einem Bett.

O Schwestern zwei, ihr schönen,
Wie hat sich das Blättchen gewandt!
Ihr liebet einerlei Liebchen;
Jetzt hat das Liedel ein End!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Submitted by Siân Goldthorpe

Authorship


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 (Siân Goldthorpe) (Christian Stein) , title 1: "The sisters", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Giulio Cesare Barozzi) , title 1: "Le sorelle", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , title 1: "Les sœurs", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De zussen", 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 10:01:42
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Les sœurs

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

Nous les deux sœurs, nous les belles,
si pareilles de visage,
l'une à l'autre pareilles comme deux œufs,
l'une à l'autre pareilles comme deux étoiles.

Nous les deux sœurs, nous les belles,
nous avons des crinières brou de noix ;
que si on les tresse ensemble
on ne peut pas les distinguer.

Nous les deux sœurs, nous les belles,
on s'habille pareil, 
on va par les prés
en chantant, main dans la main.

Nous les deux sœurs, nous les belles,
on file de concert,
on s'assoit sur la même bancelle,
on dort dans le même lit.

O les deux sœurs, les beautés,
comme le sort a tourné !
Vous aimez le même galant ;
c'est la fin de la chansonnette !


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875), "Die Schwestern" DUT ENG ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Brahms, Felix Draeseke, Karl Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, Emil Kauffmann, Ernst Friedrich Kauffmann, Franz Paul Lachner, Fritz Schieri, Manfred Schlenker, Othmar Schoeck, Justus Hermann Wetzel. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2012-09-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:03
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Word count: 121