Translation © by Emily Ezust

Da unten im Tale
Language: Bavarian (Boarisch)  after the Bavarian (Boarisch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE IRI ITA
Da unten im Tale
Läuft's Wasser so trüb,
Und i kann dir's net sagen,
I hab' di so lieb.

Sprichst allweil von Liebe,
Sprichst allweil von Treu',
Und a bissele Falschheit
Is auch wohl dabei.

Und wenn i dir's zehnmal sag,
Daß i di lieb [und mag]1,
Und du willst nit verstehn,
Muß i halt weitergehn.

Für die Zeit, wo du gliebt mi hast,
[Da]2 dank i dir schön,
Und i wünsch, daß dir's anderswo
Besser mag gehn.

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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)

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), [adaptation] ; composed by Justus Hermann Wetzel.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Down in the valley there", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Là-bas dans la vallée", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Laggiù nella valle", copyright © 2008, (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: 2015-09-28 16:00:03
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Down in the valley there
Language: English  after the Bavarian (Boarisch) 
 Down in the valley there
 the water flows so sadly,
 and I can't tell you
 that I love you so.

 You always speak of love,
 you always speak of fidelity,
 but a bit of falsehood
 is always there too.

 And if I tell you ten times,
 that I love and like you,
 and you do not want to understand,
 then I will have to move on.

 For the time that you have loved me,
 I thank you kindly,
 and I wish that somewhere else 
 things may go better for you.

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  • Translation from Bavarian (Boarisch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:54
Line count: 16
Word count: 91