by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Pauline Kroger

Die grüne Hopfenranke
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA
Die grüne Hopfenranke,
sie schlängelt auf der Erde hin.
Die junge, schöne Dirne,
so traurig ist ihr Sinn!

Du höre, grüne Ranke!
Was hebst du dich nicht himmelwärts?
Du höre, schöne Dirne!
Was ist so schwer dein Herz?

Wie höbe sich die Ranke,
der keine Stütze Kraft verleiht?
Wie wäre die Dirne fröhlich,
wenn ihr das Liebste weit?

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The green hops vine", copyright ©
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Pauline Kroger) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2017, (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: 2014-06-16 10:01:25
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De groene hoprank
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
De groene hoprank
zij kronkelt over de grond;
Het jonge, mooie meisje,
hoe treurig is zij gestemd!

Hoor eens, groene rank,
waarom klim je niet hemelwaarts?
En hoor eens, mooi meisje,
waarom is je hart zo zwaar?

Hoe zou de rank ook klimmen
die geen stok heeft tot steun;
Hoe zou het meisje vrolijk zijn
wanneer haar liefste ver weg is?

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2005 by Pauline Kroger, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2005-08-14 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:14
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