Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Feinsliebchen, du sollst mir nicht...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Feinsliebchen, du sollst mir nicht barfuß gehn,
Du zertrittst dir die zarten Füßlein schön.

Wie sollte ich denn nicht barfuß gehn,
Hab keine Schuhe ja anzuziehn.

Feinsliebchen willst du mein eigen sein,
So kaufe ich dir ein Paar Schühlein fein.

Wie könnte ich euer eigen sein.
Ich bin ein arm Dienstmägdelein.

Und bist du arm, so nehm ich dich doch.
Du hast ja Ehr und Treue noch.

Die Ehr und Treu mir Keiner nahm,
Ich bin wie ich von der Mutter kam.

Und Ehr und Treu ist besser wie Geld.
Ich nehm mir ein Weib, das mir gefällt.

Was zog er aus seiner Tasche fein?
Mein Herz, von Gold ein Ringelein!

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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) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Scalza, tesoro, non devi andare", copyright © 2012, (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 10:01:53
Line count: 16
Word count: 111

My little love, you should not go...
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
My little love, you should not go barefoot,
You will injure your beautiful, delicate feet.
 
How can I do anything but go barefoot,
I do not have any shoes to wear.
 
My little love, if you will be mine,
I will buy you a fine pair of shoes.
 
How could I be yours?
I am a poor servant girl.
 
And though you be poor, I will still have you.
For you still have honour and faithfulness.
 
No one has taken honour and faithfulness from me,
I am as I was when I left my mother's womb.
 
And honour and faithfulness are better than money.
I will take me a wife who pleases me.
 
What did he take from his pocket?
My heart, a little ring of gold!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2010 by Sharon Krebs, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2010-02-20 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:34
Line count: 16
Word count: 127