Translation Singable translation by John Bernhoff (flourished 1890-1912)

Das frohe Fest ist aus
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Das frohe Fest ist aus,
die Geiger geh'n nach Haus',
leer ist der Platz!
Gar herrlich war's zu Zwei'n,
nun muss es geschieden sein,
leb' wohl, mein Schatz!

Wie hält er mich warm und fest!
Sein Blick mich nimmer lässt:
„O bleib bei mir!”
„Wenn's wieder Abend wird,
der Mond durch die Zweige irrt,
komm' ich zu dir!”

Doch er schaut mich an so bang:
„Bis morgen ist's gar zu lang,
mein süßes Lieb!”
Da war's um mich gescheh'n,
konnt' nicht von hinnen geh'n.
O dass ich blieb!

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  • ENG English [singable] (John Bernhoff) , "The merry dance is o'er"


Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-05-14
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Word count: 88

The merry dance is o'er
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The merry dance is o'er,
the crowd now homeward pour,
all now are gone!
'Twas joy to be with you,
belov'd one, now adieu!
We'll meet again!

He presses me close to his breast,
his eyes speak his heart's request:
"O stay with me!"
When evening again is here,
the moon shines soft and clear,
I'll come to thee!"

But his pleading eyes would say:
"A moment longer stay,
beloved sweet maid!"
My heart for me replied,
I could not leave his side.
O that I staid!

From the Fielitz score.


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Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-05-15
Line count: 18
Word count: 87