by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884)

Zigeunerliedchen I
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Unter die Soldaten ist ein Zigeunerbub' gegangen,
Mit dem Handgeld ging er durch, und morgen muß er hangen.

Holten mich aus meinem Kerker, setzten auf den Esel mich,
Geißelten mir meine Schultern, daß das Blut floß auf den Weg.

Holten mich aus meinem Kerker, stießen mich ins Weite fort,
Griff ich rasch nach meiner Büchse, tat auf sie den ersten Schuß.

Note: Schumann's cycle is numbered in different ways in different editions, e.g., the edition edited by Clara Schumann uses 7a and 7b for the two Zigeunerlieder while many other editions use 7 and 8.


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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) , "Zigeunerliedje I", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Gypsy song", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Petit chant tzigane I", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Canto zigano I", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 6
Word count: 61