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Singt mein Schatz wie ein Fink

Language: German

Singt mein Schatz wie ein Fink,
Sing ich Nachtigallensang;
Ist mein Liebster ein Luchs,
O so bin ich eine Schlang!

O ihr Jungfraun im Land,
[Vom Gebirg]1 und über See,
Überlaßt mir den Schönsten,
Sonst tut ihr mir weh!

Er soll sich unterwerfen
Zum Ruhm uns und Preis!
Und er soll sich nicht rühren,
Nicht laut und nicht leis!

O ihr teuren Gespielen,
Überlaßt mir den stolzen Mann!
Er soll sehn, wie die Liebe
Ein feurig Schwert werden kann!



Translation(s): ENG FRE TUR

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1 or: Von dem Berg

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):
    * ENG English (Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman) , "If my dear one sings like a finch", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Salomé", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * TUR Turkish (Gül Sabar) , "Sevgilim ispinoz kuşu gibi şakıdığı zaman", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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