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Kommt herbei, froh und frei

Language: German

Kommt herbei,
Froh und frei,
Zu dem lust'gen Gondolier!
Zitherklang
Und Gesang
Tönt gar lieblich auf der See.
Kommt, ihr Leutchen, und steiget fröhlich ein,
Seht, die Barke tanzt im hellen Sonnenschein.
Und der Schiffer singet froh:
Tralala la la joho!

Ufer flieh'n
Rasch dahin,
Durch die Fluten rauscht der Kiel,
Himmelblau
Lüftchen lau
Kosen mit der Wellen Spiel.
Treibe, Schifflein, treibe lustig immer fort,
Freunde hast du ja und leichten Sinn am Bord,
Denn der Schiffer singet froh:
Tralala la la joho!

Liebchen fein,
Denke mein,
Bald komm' ich zu dir nach Haus,
Wogenflut
Löscht die Glut
Meiner Liebe nimmer aus.
Lächelt mir auch mancher Schönen Flammenblick,
Immer denk' ich doch an Dich zurück,
Und dann sing ich liebesfroh:
Tralala la la joho!



Note: the Abt score indicates the poet is "Schütze" but A. Fesca has included this poem in his collection of H. Schütz settings.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs

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