by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Uf'm Bergli
Language: Swiss German (Schwizerdütsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE
Uf'm Bergli
Bin i gesässe,
Ha de Vögle
Zugeschaut;
Hänt gesunge,
Hänt gesprunge,
Hänts Nästli
Gebaut.

In ä Garte
Bin i gestande,
Ha de Imbli
Zugeschaut;
Hänt gebrummet,
Hänt gesummet,
Hänt Zelli
Gebaut.

Uf d' Wiese
Bin i gange,
Lugt'i Summer-
vögle a;
Hänt gesoge,
Hänt gefloge,
Gar z'schön hänt's
Gethan.

Und da kummt nu
Der Hansel,
Und da zeig i
Em froh,
Wie sie's mache,
Und mer lache
Und mache's
Au so.

K. Stockhausen sets stanzas 1-2

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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand. Erster Band. Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cotta'schen Buchhandlung. 1827, pages 169-170; with Goethe's Werke. Erster Band. Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung. 1815, pages 155-156; and with Goethe's Werke. Erster Band. Original-Ausgabe. Wien, 1816. Bey Chr. Kaulfuß und C. Armbruster. Stuttgart. In der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung. Gedruckt bey Anton Strauß, pages 170-171.


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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Edward Alexander MacDowell (1860 - 1908) ; composed by Edward Alexander MacDowell.
  • Also set in Swiss German (Schwizerdütsch), [adaptation] ; composed by Ludwig van Beethoven.

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) , "Zwitsers lied", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Thomas A. Gregg) , "The maiden in the meadow", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "On the hills", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant suisse", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Martin-Beatus Meier , Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 32
Word count: 73