by Gottfried August Bürger (1747 - 1794)
Translation by Gottfried, Freiherr van Swieten (1733 - 1803)

Spinnerlied
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE ITA
Frauen und Mädchen
 Knurre, schnurre, knurre!
 Schnurre, Rädchen, schnurre!

Hanne
 Drille, Rädchen, lang und fein,
 drille fein ein Fädelein
 mir zum Busenschleier!
 Weber, webe zart und fein,
 webe fein das Schleierlein
 mir zur Kirmesfeier!
 Außen blank, und innen rein,
 muß des Mädchens Busen sein;
 wohl deckt ihn der Schleier.
 Außen blank, und innen rein,
 fleißig, fromm und sittsam sein,
 locket wack're Freier.

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Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant des fileuses", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Canto delle filatrici", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2012-01-07
Line count: 16
Word count: 62