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Des Liebsten Schwur

Language: German

Ei, schmollte mein Vater nicht wach und im Schlaf,
So sagt' ich ihm, wen ich im Gärtelein traf.
Und schmolle nur, Vater, und schmolle nur fort,
Ich traf den Geliebten im Gärtelein dort.

Ei, zankte mein Vater nicht wieder sich ab,
So sagt' ich ihm, was der Geliebte mir gab.
Und zanke nur, Vater, mein Väterchen du, 
Er gab mir ein Küßchen und eines dazu.

Ei, klänge dem Vater nicht staunend das Ohr,
So sagt' ich ihm, was der Geliebte mir schwor.
Und staune nur, Vater, und staune noch mehr,
Du gibst mich doch einmal mit Freuden noch her.

Mir schwor der Geliebte so fest und gewiß,
Bevor er aus meiner Umarmung sich riß:
Ich hätte am längsten zu Hause gesäumt,
Bis lustig im Felde die Weizensaat keimt.



Translation(s): ENG ITA DUT FRE

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "My beloved's oath", copyright ©
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Il giuramento dell'amato", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De eed van mijn liefste ", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le serment de mon bien-aimé", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-05.

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