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Vom verwundeten Knaben

Language: German

Es wollt' ein Mädchen früh aufstehn
Und in den grünen Wald spazieren gehn.

Und als sie nun in den grünen Wald kam,
Da fand sie einen [verwund'ten]1 Knab'n.

Der Knab', der war von Blut so rot,
Und als sie sich verwandt, war er schon tot.

"Wo krieg' ich nun zwei Leidfräulein,
Die mein fein's [Lieb]2 zu Grabe wein'n?

Wo krieg' ich nun sechs Reuterknab'n,
Die mein fein's [Lieb]2 zu Grabe trag'n?

Wie lang' soll ich denn [trauern]3 geh'n?
Bis alle Wasser zusammengeh'n?

Ja, alle Wasser gehn nicht [zusamm'n]4,
So wird mein [Trauern]5 kein Ende ha'n.



Translation(s): ENG DUT FRE

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Schumann: "verwundeten"
2 Schumann: "Liebchen"
3 Schumann: "trauren"
4 Schumann: "zusamm"
5 Schumann: "Trauren"

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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 (Emily Ezust) , "Of a wounded boy", copyright ©
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Over de gewonde jonkman", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "D'un garçon blessé", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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