by Hans Schmidt (1854 - 1923)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Der Kranz
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
"Mutter, hilf mir armen Tochter,
Sieh' nur, was ein Knabe tat:
Einen Kranz von Rosen flocht er,
Den er mich zu tragen bat!"

""Ei, sei deshalb unerschrocken,
Helfen läßt sich dir gewiß!
Nimm den Kranz nur aus den Locken,
Und den Knaben, den vergiß!""

"Dornen hat der Kranz, o Mutter,
Und die halten fest das Haar!
Worte sprach der Knabe, Mutter,
an die denk' ich immerdar!"

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De krans", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The wreath", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La couronne", copyright © 2013, (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: 2016-08-02 21:06:23
Line count: 12
Word count: 66

The wreath
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
"Mother, help me, your poor daughter,
Look at what some boy has done:
He's woven a wreath of roses,
which he told me to wear!"

""Ah, don't be frightened by that;
it can certainly be helped!
Just remove the wreath from your hair,
and the boy: forget him!""

"The wreath has thorns, o Mother,
And they're holding tightly to my hair!
The boy spoke some words, Mother,
and I keep thinking of them!"

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

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    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2016-08-02 21:07:01
Line count: 12
Word count: 73