Mei Mueter mag mi net, Und kein Schatz han i net, Ei warum sterb' i net, Was tu i do? Gestern isch Kirchweih g'wä, Mi hot mer g'wis net g'seh, Denn mir isch's gar so weh, I tanz ja net. Laßt die drei Rose stehn, Die an dem Kreuzle blühn: Hent ihr das Mädle kennt, Die drunter liegt?
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- from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , from Kriegs- und Volkslieder, Stuttgart; Swabian dialect, first published 1824 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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), "Die Trauernde", op. 7 (Sechs Gesänge) no. 5 (1852), published 1854 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Breitkopf und Härtel [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Gustav Eggers (1835 - 1861), "Mei Mutter mag mi net", op. 10 (Sechs Lieder im Volkston) no. 6, published 1860. [voice and piano] [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Robert Franz (1815 - 1892), "Die Trauernde", op. 17 (Sechs Gesänge) no. 4, published 1853 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Whistling [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by (Philipp) Friedrich Silcher (1789 - 1860), "Die Trauernde" [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Erich J. Wolff (1874 - 1913), "Die Trauernde", Lieder no. 39, published 1914, note: In modern German, the text begins "Meine Mutter". [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
Set in a modified version by Gustav Pressel.
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De treurende", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The sad maiden", copyright ©
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 58