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Jung Volkers Lied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Und die mich trug im Mutterarm,
Und die mich schwang in Kissen,
Die war ein schön, froh, braunes Weib,
Wollte nichts vom Mannsvolk wissen.

Sie scherzte nur und lachte laut
Und ließ die Freier stehen.
»Möcht' lieber sein des Windes Braut,
Als in die Ehe gehen!«

Da kam der Wind, da nahm der Wind
Als Buhle sie gefangen,
Von dem hat sie ein lustig Kind,
Jung Volker, mich, empfangen.

Translation(s): DUT

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Het lied van de jonge Volker", copyright © 2013, (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
Line count: 12
Word count: 69

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Het lied van de jonge Volker

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Zij die mij droeg als moeder eens,
Die mij gaf melk en eten,
Dat was een mooi, bruin, vrolijk mens;
Wilde niets van 't mansvolk weten.
Zij grapte maar en lachte luid
En liet de vrijers mauwen.
"'k Zou liever zijn de wind zijn bruid
Dan dat ik zou gaan trouwen1!"
Daar kwam de wind, daar nam de wind
Als minnaar haar gevangen,
Van hem heeft zij een vrolijk kind,
Haar Volker, mij, ontvangen.

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1 Trouwen: bij Schumann te zingen op twee achtsten.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Hugo Distler, Peter Jona Korn, Robert Schumann. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-09-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:20
Line count: 12
Word count: 74