Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Schwesterlein, Schwesterlein, wann gehn...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Schwesterlein, Schwesterlein, wann gehn wir nach Haus?
»Morgen wenn die Hahnen krähn,
Wolln wir nach Hause gehn,
Brüderlein, Brüderlein, dann gehn wir nach Haus.«

Schwesterlein, Schwesterlein, wann gehn wir nach Haus?
Morgen, wenn der Tag anbricht,
eh end't die Freude nicht,
Brüderlein, Brüderlein, der fröhliche Braus.

Schwesterlein, Schwesterlein, wohl ist es Zeit.
»Mein Liebster tanzt mit mir,
Geh ich, tanzt er mit ihr,
Brüderlein, Brüderlein, laß du mich heut.«

Schwesterlein, Schwesterlein, was bist du blaß?
»Das macht der Morgenschein
Auf meinen Wängelein,
Brüderlein, Brüderlein, die vom Taue naß.«

Schwesterlein, Schwesterlein, du wankest so matt?
»Suche die Kammertür,
Suche mein Bettlein mir
Brüderlein, es wird fein unterm Rasen sein.«

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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) (Lidy van Noordenburg) , "Zusje, wanneer gaan we naar huis?", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Zusje lief", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright © 1996
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Petite sœur, petite sœur, quand rentrons-nous à la maison ?", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sorellina, sorellina mia", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Sorellina, sorellina mia
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Sorellina, sorellina mia, quando andiamo a casa?
"Domani, al canto del gallo,
torneremo a casa,
fratellino, fratellino mio, allora torneremo a casa".

Sorellina, sorellina mia, quando andiamo a casa?
"Domani, quando spunterà il giorno,
non prima che cessi la gioia,
fratellino mio, l'allegro chiasso".

Sorellina, sorellina mia, è tempo di ritornare.
"Il mio amato danza con me,
se vado via danzerà con un'altra.
Fratellino, fratellino mio, lasciami ancora restare".

Sorellina, sorellina mia, perché sei così pallida?
"E' per la luce del mattino
che illumina le mie guance,
Fratellino, fratellino mio, bagnate di rugiada".

Sorellina, sorellina mia, perché così stanca barcolli?
"Cerca la porta della mia cameretta,
cerca il mio lettino,
fratellino mio, sarà bello giacere sotto un verde prato"


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Text added to the website: 2012-08-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:01
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