Translation © by Emily Ezust

Schwesterlein, Schwesterlein, wann gehn...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Schwesterlein, Schwesterlein, wann gehn wir nach Haus?
»Morgen wenn die Hahnen krähn,
Wolln wir nach Hause gehn,
Brüderlein, Brüderlein, dann gehn wir nach Haus.«

Schwesterlein, Schwesterlein, wann gehn wir nach Haus?
Morgen, wenn der Tag anbricht,
eh end't die Freude nicht,
Brüderlein, Brüderlein, der fröhliche Braus.

Schwesterlein, Schwesterlein, wohl ist es Zeit.
»Mein Liebster tanzt mit mir,
Geh ich, tanzt er mit ihr,
Brüderlein, Brüderlein, laß du mich heut.«

Schwesterlein, Schwesterlein, was bist du blaß?
»Das macht der Morgenschein
Auf meinen Wängelein,
Brüderlein, Brüderlein, die vom Taue naß.«

Schwesterlein, Schwesterlein, du wankest so matt?
»Suche die Kammertür,
Suche mein Bettlein mir
Brüderlein, es wird fein unterm Rasen sein.«

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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) (Lidy van Noordenburg) , "Zusje, wanneer gaan we naar huis?", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Zusje lief", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright © 1996
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Petite sœur, petite sœur, quand rentrons-nous à la maison ?", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sorellina, sorellina mia", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 20
Word count: 108

Sister, sister, when will we go home?"
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
"Sister, sister, when will we go home?"
"In the morning when the roosters crow,
We will go home,
Brother, brother, then we will go home."

"Sister, sister, when will we go home?"
"In the morning when the day dawns,
Before the fun has ended,
Brother, brother, the festive bustle.

"Sister, sister, to be sure, it's time."
"My sweetheart is dancing with me.
If I go, he'll dance with her,
Brother, brother, leave me now."

"Sister, sister, why are you so pale?"
"It's the morning light 
On my cheeks,
Brother, brother, which are damp with dew."

"Sister, sister, why are you staggering so wanly?"
"Find my chamber door, 
Find my little bed,
Brother, brother, it will be nice to be beneath the grass."

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 1996 by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 20
Word count: 122