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In der Märznacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

"Mädchen, wollt ihr werden
Wie [Märzveilchen]1 schön,
Müsst ihr in der Märznacht
Still zum Walde gehn;
Schöpft dort aus dem Bache,
Aber plaudert nicht,
Und mit solchem Wasser
Wascht euch das Gesicht!
Hört ihr? Hört ihr?"

Und die dummen Mädchen
Glaubten solchem Trug,
Gingen Nachts zum Walde,
Füllten sich den Krug.
Doch die schlauen Buben
Haben sie erschreckt,
Und die eitlen Mädchen
Hinterdrein geneckt:

"Mädchen, wollt ihr werden
Wie Märzveilchen schön, ha ha,
Müsst ihr in der Märznacht
Still zum Walde gehn, ha ha!
Und ihr dummen Mädchen
Glaubtet solchem Trug,
Ginget Nachts zum Walde,
Fülltet euch den Krug.
Haha! Ha ha ha ha ha haha!
Die schlauen Buben,
Sie haben euch erschreckt,
Seid ihr eitlen Mädchen
Weidlich drum geneckt!
Haha!  Haha!["]


Translation(s): ENG

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1 in some versions of the poem, "Märzveigerln"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Text added to the website: 2013-07-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:01
Line count: 31
Word count: 122

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On a March night

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

"Maidens would ye fain be
As the March violets fair?
On a March night haste ye,
To the woods repair:
Let each fill her pitcher
From the brooklet's wave,
In the magic water
Each her face must lave!
Hear ye?  Hear ye?"

And the silly maidens,
Longing to be fair,
To the forest hastening
Fill their pitchers there.
But the boys so slily [sic]
Frighten them away,
Maidens vain are punished
Finely teazed [sic] are they!

"Maidens would ye fain be
As the March violets fair? ha ha!
On a March night haste ye,
To the woods repair, ha ha!
And ye silly maidens
Eager to be fair,
To the forest hastened,
Filled your pitchers there.
Haha! Ha ha ha ha ha haha!"
The sly young fellows
Have frightened you away,
Maidens ye are punished
Finely teazed [sic] today!
Haha!  Haha! ["]


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Robert Reinick (1805 - 1852)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wilhelm Taubert. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website: 2013-07-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:16
Line count: 31
Word count: 142