The LiederNet Archive
This website stores both public-domain AND copyright-protected material.
It is illegal to copy and distribute material marked copyright without permission.

Ritterliche Werbung

Language: German (Deutsch)

"Wo gehst du hin, du schönes Kind?"
"Zu melken, Herr!" -sprach Gotelind.

"Wer ist dein Vater, du schönes Kind?"
"Der Müller im Tal!" -sprach Gotelind.

"Wie, wenn ich dich freite, schönes Kind?"
"Zu viel der Ehre!" -sprach Gotelind.

"Was hast du zur Mitgift, schönes Kind?"
"Herr, mein Gesichte!" -sprach Gotelind.

"So kann ich dich nicht wohl frein, mein Kind."
"Wer hat's Euch geheißen?" -sprach Gotelind

Translation(s): ENG

Submitted by Charles James Pearson


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, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Charles James Pearson) , title 1: "Chivalrous Courting", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Notes about what "text verified" means can be found here.

Gentle Reminder
This is a personal project that I began in 1995. I receive no salary for my full-time work on it, and aside from ad revenue and copyright fees, the Archive was supported financially last year by about 0.03% of our visitors. So if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust, Founder
I also have a wishlist at

Classical Vocal Reprints
[ Download entire catalogue here ]