by Siegfried Kapper (1821 - 1879)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Schwor ein junges Mädchen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Serbian (Српски) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Schwor ein junges Mädchen:
Blumen nie zu tragen,
Niemals Wein zu trinken,
Knaben nie zu küssen.
Gestern schwor das Mädchen -
Heute schon bereut es:
"Wenn ich Blume trüge,
Wär' ich doch noch schöner!
Wenn ich Rotwein tränke,
Wär' ich doch noch froher!
Wenn den Liebsten küßte,
Wär' mich doch noch wohler!"

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Voorbarige eed", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright © 2019
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Serment irréfléchi", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 52

Voorbarige eed
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
'n Meisje had gezworen,
Bloemen nooit te dragen,
Nimmer wijn te drinken,
Jongens nooit te kussen.
Gist'ren zwoer het meisje -
Nu al heeft ze 'r spijt van:
"Zou ik bloemen dragen,
Was ik toch nog mooier!
Als ik wijn zou drinken,
Was ik toch nog blijer!
Als 'k de liefste kuste,
Voelde 'k mij nog beter!"

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This text was added to the website: 2014-04-18
Line count: 12
Word count: 57