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O mistress mine, where are you roaming?

Language: English

O mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and hear, your true love's coming 
That can sing both high and low.

[Trip]1 no [further]2, pretty sweeting;
[Journeys]3 end in lovers' meeting,
Ev'ry wise man's son doth know.

What is love? 'Tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What's to come is still unsure:

[In]4 delay there lies no plenty;
Then [come kiss]5 me, sweet and twenty;
Youth's a stuff will not endure.


Translation(s): FIN FRE GER GER GER GER IRI ITA NOR

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1 Korngold: "O trip"
2 [sic] ; and Hall: "farther"
3 Korngold: "For journeyes"
4 Korngold: "And in"
5 Korngold: "come and kiss"

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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)

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

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Paavo Cajander)
  • FRE French (Français) (François-Victor Hugo)
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (David Paley) , "O Fräulein meins! Woher du wanderst", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Montanari) , "O mia signora", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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O Schatz! auf welchen Wegen irrt ihr?

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

O Schatz! auf welchen Wegen irrt ihr?
O bleibt und hört! der Liebste girrt hier,
  Singt in hoh- und tiefem Ton.

Hüpft nicht weiter, zartes Kindlein!
Liebe findt zuletzt ihr Stündlein,
  Das weiß jeder Muttersohn.

Was ist Lieb'? Sie ist nicht künstig;
Gleich gelacht ist gleich vernünftig,
  Was noch kommen soll, ist weit.

Wenn ich zögre, so verscherz' ich;
Komm denn, Liebchen, küß mich herzig!
  Jugend hält so kurze Zeit.


About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Shakespeare's dramatische Werke: Julius Cäsar. Was ihr wollt. Der Sturm, Band 5, Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, Zweite aufs neue durchgesehene Auflage, in Was ihr wollt, Berlin, Druck und Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1876, pages 177-178.


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Based on
  • a text in English by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene 3 FIN FRE IRI ITA NOR
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Bruce Adolphe, David Werner Amram, Orsmond Anderton, Joseph W. Baber, Gary Bachlund, Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, Sir, Garth Baxter, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Winifred May Bury, Mary Grant Carmichael, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Theodore Ward Chanler, Gordon Conrad Cyr , Emma Lou Diemer, Ernest Bristow Farrar, Gerald Finzi, Wolfgang Fortner, John Linton Gardner, Steven R. Gerber, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Juliana Hall, Lee Hoiby, Mervyn, Lord Horder, the Second Baron of Ashford, Mary Howe, John Jeffreys, Sven Eric Emanuel Johanson, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Elizabeth Maconchy, Thomas Morley, Herbert Henry John Murrill, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir, Daniel Lee Pederson, Humphrey Procter-Gregg, Roger Quilter, Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir, Douglas Steele, Arthur Sullivan, Sir, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Henry Walthew, Peter Warlock, Healey Willan. 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: 2013-09-10 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:19

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