by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG FIN FRE GRE HEB ITA SPA
Ein Jüngling liebt ein [Mädchen,]1
Die hat einen andern erwählt;
Der andre liebt eine andre,
Und hat sich mit dieser vermählt.

Das Mädchen [heiratet]2 aus Ärger
Den ersten besten Mann,
Der ihr in den Weg gelaufen;
Der Jüngling ist übel dran.

Es ist eine alte Geschichte,
Doch bleibt sie immer neu;
Und wem sie [just]3 passieret,
Dem bricht das Herz entzwei.

H. Engelmann sets stanza 3

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 144.

1 Heine: in the original published version: "Mägdlein"
2 Alnæs, Schumann: "nimmt" (took)
3 Engelmann: "jüngst"

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  • Also set in English, a translation by A. Davenport ; composed by Edward Baxter Felton.
  • Also set in English, a translation by W. Grist ; composed by Emil Kreuz.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Maude Valérie White (1855 - 1937) , "A youth once lov'd a maiden" ; composed by Maude Valérie White.
  • Also set in Hebrew (עברית), a translation by Isaac Katznelson ; composed by Samuel Alman.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Un noi estima una noia", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Wil Jantje graag met Pietje", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Een jongen houdt van 'n meisje", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "A young man loved a girl", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 39, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Ένας νέος αγαπά μια νέα", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Un giovanotto ama una fanciulla", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Un chico ama a una chica", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-04-16 16:54:40
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Een jongen houdt van 'n meisje
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Een jongen houdt van 'n meisje,
Maar zij koos een andere vent;
Die vent houdt van een and're
En deelt nu met háár dus de tent.
 
Het meisje neemt dan uit kwaadheid
De eerste de beste man
Die bij haar aan komt lopen;
De kerel krijgt spijt daarvan.
 
Het is een oude historie,
Toch keert zij altijd weer;
En wie het zelf net meemaakt,
Die zit gebroken neer.

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Text added to the website: 2012-09-18 00:00:00
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