by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Vom Dünnkuchen zum Morgenbrot
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Greek (Ελληνικά) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
[Vom]1 Dünnkuchen zum Morgenbrot 
Erst ein [Stückchen]2 mir brach ich; 
Trank auch [Wein einen Krug]3 dazu; 
Und zur zärtlichen Laute 
[Greif ich jetzo, dem zartesten 
Kind ein Ständchen zu bringen]4.

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1 Eisler: "Von dem"
2 Eisler: "Stücklein"
3 Eisler: "einen Krug voll Wein"
4 Eisler: "jetzo greif ich"


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  • ENG English (John H. Campbell) , title 1: "In the dawn", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "À l'aube", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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À l'aube
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
D'une mince galette pour mon repas du matin
J'ai d'abord rompu un petit morceau ;
J'ai bu aussi une cruche pleine de vin ;
Et mon doux luth
Je l'attrape maintenant.
Mon pauvre pays natal,
Quand te reverrai-je à nouveau ?

Note: this is a translation of Eisler's setting.


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This text was added to the website: 2013-07-01
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Word count: 41