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Heidenröslein

Language: German

Sah ein Knab' ein Röslein stehn,
Röslein auf der Heiden,
War so jung und morgenschön,
Lief er schnell, es nah zu sehn,
Sah's mit vielen Freuden.
Röslein, Röslein, Röslein rot,
Röslein auf der Heiden.

Knabe sprach: Ich breche dich,
Röslein auf der Heiden!
Röslein sprach: Ich steche dich,
Daß du ewig denkst an mich,
Und ich will's nicht leiden.
Röslein, Röslein, Röslein rot,
Röslein auf der Heiden.

Und der wilde Knabe brach
's Röslein auf der Heiden;
Röslein wehrte sich und stach,
Half ihm doch kein Weh und Ach,
Mußt es eben leiden.
Röslein, Röslein, Röslein rot,
Röslein auf der Heiden.



Translation(s): ENG SPA DUT ITA POL FRE FRE CHI ENG

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in Polish, a translation by Józef Grajnert (1831 - 1910) , title unknown DUT ENG ITA FRE CHI SPA [text unavailable]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Walter Meyer) , "Rose blossom on the heath", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * SPA Spanish (unknown or anonymous translator) , "La pequeña rosa silvestre"
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Heideroosje", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Rosellina selvaggia", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Petite rose de la lande", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French [singable] (Bélanger) , "Rose sauvage"
    * CHI Chinese (Yen-Chiang Che) , "野地上的小玫瑰", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman) , "Roselet on the heather", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Rose blossom on the heath

Language: English

Passing lad a rose blossom spied,
Blossom on the heath growing,
'Twas so fair and of youthful pride,
Raced he fast to be near its side,
Saw it with joy o'erflowing.
Blossom, blossom, blossom red,
Blossom on the heath growing.

Said the lad: I shall pick thee,
Blossom on the heath growing!
Blossom spoke: Then I'll prick thee,
That thou shalt ever think of me,
And I'll not be allowing.
Blossom, blossom, blossom red,
Blossom on the heath growing.

And the lusty lad did pick
The blossom on the heath growing;
Blossom, in defense, did prick,
'Twas, alas, but a harmless nick,
Had to be allowing.
Blossom, blossom, blossom red,
Blossom on the heath growing.



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Authorship

    * Translation from German to English copyright © 1996 by Walter Meyer, walterm (AT) erols.com, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. Please contact the copyright-holder(s) when requesting permission to reprint and be sure to give proper credit.

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