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Früh, wann die Hähne kräh'n

Language: German (Deutsch)

Früh, [wann]1 die Hähne kräh'n,
Eh' die Sternlein [verschwinden]2,
  Muß ich am [Herde stehn]3,
  Muß Feuer zünden.

Schön ist der [Flammen]4 Schein,
[Es]5 springen die Funken.
  Ich schaue so [drein]6,
  In Leid versunken.

Plötzlich, da kommt es mir,
Treuloser Knabe,
  Daß ich die Nacht von dir
  Geträumet habe.

Träne auf Träne dann
Stürzet hernieder;
  So kommt der Tag heran -
  O ging er wieder!



Translation(s): ITA ENG FRE ENG FRE DUT

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Feyhl: "wenn"; Senger: "eh' " (further changes may exist not noted above).
2 Schumann, Pfitzner (SJ5), Wolf: "schwinden"
3 van Eijken, Schumann: "Heerde steh'n"
4 Schumann: "Flamme"
5 Reinecke: "Hell"
6 Reinecke, Schumann, Pfitzner (SJ5), Wolf: "darein"

Authorship

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):
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Early, when the cock crows", copyright ©
    * FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "La petite femme abandonnée", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , title 1: "The abandoned maid", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , title 1: "La petite servante délaissée", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Het in de steek gelaten meisje", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-10-13.

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