by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Früh, wann die Hähne kräh'n
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE FRE ITA
Früh, [wann]1 die Hähne kräh'n,
Eh' die Sternlein [verschwinden]2,
  Muß ich am [Herde stehn]3,
  Muß Feuer zünden.

Schön ist der [Flammen]4 Schein,
[Es]5 springen die Funken.
  Ich schaue so [drein]6,
  In Leid versunken.

Plötzlich, da kommt es mir,
Treuloser Knabe,
  Daß ich die Nacht von dir
  Geträumet habe.

Träne auf Träne dann
Stürzet hernieder;
  So kommt der Tag heran -
  O ging er wieder!

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1 Bock, Feyhl: "wenn"; Senger: "eh' " (further changes may exist not noted above).
2 Schumann, Pfitzner (SJ5), Wolf: "schwinden"
3 van Eijken, Schumann: "Heerde steh'n"
4 Schumann, Wetzel: "Flamme"
5 Reinecke: "Hell"
6 Reinecke, Schumann, Pfitzner (SJ5), Wolf: "darein"

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Het in de steek gelaten meisje", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "The abandoned maid", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La petite femme abandonnée", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "La petite servante délaissée", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2003-10-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-04-29 08:11:01
Line count: 16
Word count: 64

Early, when the cock crows
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Early, when the cock crows,
Before the stars disappear,
I must stand at the hearth;
I must light the fire.

Beautiful is the blaze of the flames;
[The sparks fly]1.
I gaze into the fire,
Sunk in grief.

Suddenly, it comes to me,
Unfaithful boy,
That last night
I dreamed of you.

Tears upon tears then 
Pour down;
So the day comes -
O would it were gone again!

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Translated titles:
"Das verlassene Mägdlein" = "The abandoned maiden"
"Die Verlassene" = "The abandoned one"
1 Reinecke: "Bright fly the sparks"

Authorship

  • 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: 2003-10-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-11-03 13:33:40
Line count: 16
Word count: 69