by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Walter A. Aue

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)

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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

The abandoned maid
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Early, when roosters crow,
Ere stars expire,
I must get up and go
To light the fire.

Pretty the blazes glow,
With sparks a-flying;
My eyes are lying low,
Sunken in sighing.

Suddenly I recall,
Lover untrue,
That in the hours small
I dreamt of you.

Tear over tear will then
heavy descend;
This way my day began -
Oh let it end!

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Text added to the website: 2010-03-26 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:37
Line count: 16
Word count: 63