by Hugo Conrat (1845 - 1906)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Röslein dreie in der Reihe blühn so rot
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Hungarian (Magyar) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Röslein dreie in der Reihe blühn so rot,
Daß der Bursch zum Mädel gehe, ist kein Verbot!
Lieber Gott, wenn das verboten wär,
Ständ die schöne weite Welt schon längst nicht mehr;
Ledig bleiben Sünde wär!

Schönstes Städtchen in Alföld ist Ketschkemet,
Dort gibt es gar viele Mädchen schmuck und nett!
Freunde, sucht euch dort ein Bräutchen aus,
Freit um ihre Hand und gründet euer Haus,
Freudenbecher leeret aus.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright © 2019
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Tre rosse roselline sono fiorite insieme", copyright © 2009, (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 10:01:24
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Three little roses in a row, blossoming...
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Three little roses in a row, blossoming so red,
That it is not forbidden for the boy to woo a maiden!
Dear god, if it had been forbidden,
The beautiful wide world would long have been no more;
To remain single would be a sin!

The loveliest village in Alföld is Kecskemét,
There are many maidens who live there, pretty and nice!
Friends, choose a little bride there,
Ask for her hand and build your house,
And drain the cup of happiness!

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Translation of title "Röslein dreie" = "Three little roses"


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2019 by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website: 2019-06-23 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-06-24 17:07:13
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Word count: 82