Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Mich zieht es nach dem Dorfe hin
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Scottish (Scots) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG
  Mich zieht es nach dem [Dorfe]1 hin,
In's Gärtchen, wo sie oft erschien;
Mich zieht es nach dem [Dorfe]1 hin
Und meiner süßen, holden Jean!
Und Niemand wisse, ahne kaum,
Woher ich kam, wohin ich geh',
Als Liebchen, das ich dort am Baum
Verstohlen meiner harren seh'.

  Ja, zu der Eiche wird sie gehn,
Wohin wir heimlich uns bestellt. --
Wie doch bei jedem Wiedersehn
Mein Liebchen doppelt mir gefällt!
Mich zieht es nach dem [Dorfe]1 hin,
In's Gärtchen, wo sie oft erschien:
Mich zieht es nach dem [Dorfe]1 hin,
[Zu]2 meiner süßen, holden Jean!

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Confirmed with Robert Burns’ Gedichte, deutsch von W. Gerhard, Leipzig: Verlag von Joh. Ambr. Barth., 1840, page 223

1 Dresel, Schumann: "Dörfchen"
2 Dresel: "Und"

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ik moet echt naar het dorpje heen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2004-06-30
Line count: 16
Word count: 95

I am drawn to the village
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
  I am drawn to the [village]1,
Into the garden where she oft appeared;
I am drawn to the [village]1
And to my sweet Jean!
And no one must know, barely even suspect,
Whence I came, wither I go,
But my darling, whom I see by yonder tree,
Secretly waiting for me.

  Yes, to the oak tree she shall go,
Where we agreed to meet secretly.--
Every time we meet again
How she delights me twice as much!
I am drawn to the [village]1,
Into the garden where she oft appeared;
I am drawn to the [village]1
[To]2 my sweet, lovely Jean!

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Translations of title(s):
"Mich zieht es nach dem Dorfe hin" = "I am drawn to the village"
"Mich zieht es nach dem Dörfchen hin" = "I am drawn to the little village"
"Heimliches Wiedersehen" = "Secret rendezvous"

1 Dresel, Schumann: "little village"
2 Dresel: "And to"

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This text was added to the website: 2017-02-13
Line count: 16
Word count: 102