by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Bei einer Trauung
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA SPA
Vor lauter hochadligen Zeugen
copuliert man ihrer Zwei;
die Orgel hängt voll Geigen,
der Himmel nicht, mein' Treu!

Seht doch, sie weint ja greulich,
er macht ein Gesicht abscheulich!
Denn leider freilich, freilich
keine Lieb' ist nicht dabei.

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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "A un casament", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "At a wedding", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À un mariage", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "A une noce", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Un matrimonio", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Gerardo Garciacano Hinojosa) (Simone von Büren) , "En una boda", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
Line count: 8
Word count: 38

At a wedding
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 In front of honorable, noble witnesses
 the two of them are being wed;
 the organ music is full of pleasant anticipation,
 but nothing else is, my dear!

 Look how she cries so terribly,
 and he makes such an awful face! 
 For, it is very sad to say, of course
 there is no love here.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
Line count: 8
Word count: 55