Translation © by Emily Ezust

Vor der Tür
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Tritt auf den Riegel von der Tür,
Wie gern käm ich herein,
Um dich zu küssen.
"Ich laß dich nicht herein.
Schleich immer heim ganz sacht
Auf deinen Füssen."

Wohl kann ich schleichen sacht
Wie Mondenschein,
Steh nur auf, laß mich ein:
Das will ich von dir haben.
O Mägdlein, dein'n Knaben
Laß ein!

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Vor der Tür", op. 28 (Vier Duette für Alt und Bariton mit Pianoforte) no. 2 (1862), published 1864 [vocal duet for alto and baritone with piano], Wien, Spina [
     text verified 1 time
    ]

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Voor de deur", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "At the door", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "À la porte", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 54

At the door
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Pull the bolt back from the door -
 how gladly I would come in
 to kiss you.
 "I won't let you in.
 Creep away home,
 treading ever so softly."
 
 I can creep as softly
 as moonlight;
 but stand up and let me in -
 this I do ask of you.
 O maiden, let your
 lad come in!

Authorship

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

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 58