Translation © by Amelia Maria Imbarrato

Warnung
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Männer suchen stets zu naschen,
Läßt man sie allein,
Leicht sind Mädchen zu erhaschen,
[Weiß]1 man sie zu überraschen;
Soll das [zu verwundern]2 sein?
[Mädchen]3 haben frisches Blut,
Und das Naschen schmeckt so gut.

Doch das Naschen vor dem Essen
Nimmt den Appetit.
Manche kam, die das vergessen,
Um den Schatz, den sie besessen,
Und um ihren Liebsten mit.
Väter, läßt's euch Warnung sein:
[Sperrt die Zuckerplätzchen ein!
Sperrt die jungen Mädchen ein!]4

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Marx: "Sucht"
2 Marx: "zum Verwundern"
3 Marx: "Mädel"
4 Marx: "Sperrt die jungen Mädchen sein,/ Sperrt die Zuckerplätzchen ein!"

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Warning", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Avvertimento", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Avertissement", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Waarschuwing", 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: 15
Word count: 73

Avvertimento
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Gli uomini cercano sempre di mangiucchiare,
se le si lascia sole, 
le ragazze sono facili da catturare,
si sa come coglierle di sorpresa;
questo vi meraviglia?
Le ragazze sono ingenue,
e mangiucchiare piace tanto...

Ma mangiucchiare prima di mangiare
fa passare l'appetito.
Certuni lo dimenticano, 
per il tesoro che possiedono,
anche per la loro cara;
Signori padri, un avvertimento:
chiudete a chiave gli zuccherini,
chiudete a chiave le figliole!

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This text was added to the website: 2006-01-27
Line count: 15
Word count: 69