by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Wenn ich früh in den Garten geh'
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT DUT ENG FRE
Wenn ich früh in den Garten geh'
In meinem grünen Hut,
Ist mein erster Gedanke,
Was nun mein Liebster tut?

Am Himmel [ist]1 kein Stern,
Den ich dem Freund nicht gönnte.
Mein Herz gäb' ich ihm gern,
Wenn ich's heraus tun könnte.

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1 Schumann: "steht"

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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) , "Volksliedje", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Volksliedje", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Folksong", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Petit chant populaire", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Erkki Pullinen

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48
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Word count: 42

Folksong
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Early, when I go out into the garden
In my green hat,
My first thought is
What my beloved is doing right now?

There is no star in the heavens
That I would begrudge him.
My heart I would gladly give him,
If I could take it out of my breast.

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Text added to the website: 2009-10-01 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:23
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