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Under der linden

Language: Mittelhochdeutsch

Under der linden
an der heide
dâ unser zweier bette was
dâ [muget]1 ir vinden
schône beide
gebrochen bluomen unde gras
vor dem walde in einem tal!
Tandaradei
schône sanc diu nahtegal.

Ich kam gegangen
zuo der [ouwe]2
dô was mîn friedel komen ê.
Dâ wart ich empfangen
hêre frouwe,
daz ich bin sælic iemer mê!
Kust er mich? Wol tûsentstunt!
tandaradei
seht wie rôt mir ist der munt!

Dô [hete]3 er gemachet
alsô rîche
von bluomen eine [bettestat]4;
des wirt noch gelachet
inneclîche
kumt iemen an daz selbe pfat.
Bî den rôsen er wol mac -
tandaradei
merken wâ mirz houbet lac!

Daz er bî mir [læge
wesse ez]5 iemen
nu enwelle got so schamte ich mich,
[wes]6 er mit mir pflæge
niemer niemen
bevinde daz wan er [und]7 ich.
Und ein kleinez vogellîn -
tandaradei
daz mac wol getriuwe sîn!


Translation(s): ENG ENG GER GER GER GER GER GER GER

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1 Martin: "mugt"
2 Martin: "oude"
3 Martin: "het"
4 Martin: "bette stat"
5 Martin: "laee,/ wessez" (typo?)
6 Martin: "Es"
7 Martin: "unt"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803 - 1849) , "Song: Translated from the German of Walther von der Vogelweide", appears in The Poems Posthumous and Collected of Thomas Lovell Beddoes, first published 1851 [an adaptation] GER GER GER GER GER GER GER ; composed by Stephen Dodgson.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karl Pannier (1854 - 1931) ENG ENG ENG ITA ; composed by Engelbert Humperdinck, Hans Erich Pfitzner.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karl Joseph Simrock (1802 - 1876) , "Die verschwiegene Nachtigall", first published 1857 ENG ENG ENG FRE ; composed by August Bungert, Ferruccio Busoni, August Fischer, Edvard Grieg, Robert Kahn, Joseph Pembaur, Ethel Florence Lindesay Robertson, née Richardson, as Henry Handel Richardson, Hans Michael Schletterer, Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Anton Urspruch.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , text arranged by Heinz Knorr from the version by Max Wehrli, in Deutsche Lyrik des Mittelalters, published by Manesse-Bibliothek der Weltliteratur, 1955 ENG ENG ENG ; composed by Heinrich Karl Johann Hofmann, Stephan Krehl, Hermann Reutter.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Bruno Obermann , "Unter der Linde", first published 1886 ENG ENG ; composed by Franz Dannehl, Anton Rückauf, Eduard Schütt.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist [an adaptation] ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Alban Maria Johannes Berg, Johann Lewalter.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by (Johann Christoph) Friedrich Haug (1761 - 1829) , "Das Geheimniss, nach Walter von der Vogelweide" [an adaptation] ENG ENG ; composed by Norbert Burgmüller, Eduard Kremser, Eduard Kreuzhage.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karl Joseph Simrock (1802 - 1876) , first published 1869 ENG ENG ; composed by Paul Geisler, Wilhelm Kienzl.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Elisabeth Siekhaus) , "Under the linden tree", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-11-24 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:31

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Word count: 142

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Die verschwiegene Nachtigall

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Mittelhochdeutsch

  Unter der Linden,
An der Haide,
Wo ich mit meinem Trauten saß,
  Da mögt ihr finden,
Wie wir beide
Die Blumen brachen und das Gras.
  Vor dem Wald mit süßem Schall,
      Tandaradei!
Sang im Thal die Nachtigall.

  Ich kam gegangen
Zu der Stelle;
Mein Liebster war schon vor mir dort.
  Mich hat empfangen
Mein Geselle,
Daß ich bin selig immerfort.
  Ob er mir [da]1 Küsse bot?
      Tandaradei!
Seht, wie ist mein Mund so roth!

  Da gieng er machen
Uns ein Bette
Aus süßen Blumen mancherlei;
  Des wird man lachen
Noch, ich wette,
So Jemand wandelt dort vorbei
  Bei den Rosen er wohl mag
      Tandaradei!
Merken wo das Haupt mir lag.

  Wie ich da ruhte
Wüst' es Einer,
Behüte Gott, ich schämte mich.
  Wie mich der Gute
Herzte, Keiner
Erfahre das als er und ich,
  Und ein kleines Vögelein
      Tandaradei!
Das wird wohl verschwiegen sein.


W. Kienzl sets stanzas 1-2

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Confirmed with Walther von der Vogelweide übersetzt von Karl Simrock, Leipzig: Verlag von S. Hirzel, pages 154-155.

1 Kienzl: "auch"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Based on

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 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:16

Line count: 36
Word count: 145