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Die Schwestern

Language: German

Wir Schwestern zwei, wir schönen,
So gleich von Angesicht,
So gleich kein Ei dem andern,
Kein Stern dem andern nicht.

Wir Schwestern zwei, wir schönen,
Wir haben nußbraun Haar;
Und flichtst du sie in einem Zopf,
Man kennt sie nicht fürwahr.

Wir Schwestern zwei, wir schönen,
Wir tragen gleich Gewand,
Spazieren auf dem Wiesenplan
Und singen Hand in Hand.

Wir Schwestern zwei, wir schönen,
Wir spinnen in die Wett,
Wir sitzen an einer Kunkel,
Und schlafen in einem Bett.

O Schwestern zwei, ihr schönen,
Wie hat sich das Blättchen gewandt!
Ihr liebet einerlei Liebchen;
Jetzt hat das Liedel ein End!



Translation(s): ENG ITA FRE DUT

Submitted by Siân Goldthorpe

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Siân Goldthorpe) (Christian Stein) , "The sisters", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Giulio Cesare Barozzi) , "Le sorelle", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Les sœurs", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De zussen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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