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Verlorne Müh’ (1892)


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Des Knaben Wunderhorn


Verlorne Müh’

SIE
Büble, wir wollen ausse gehe,
Wollen wir? Unsere Lämmer besehe,
Komm, liebs Büberle,
Komm, ich bitt.
ER
Närrisches Dinterle,
Ich geh dir halt nit!
SIE
Willst vielleicht ä Bissel nasche,
Hol dir was aus meiner Tasch;
Hol, liebs Büberle,
Hol, ich bitt.
ER
Närrisches Dinterle,
Ich nasch' dir halt nit.
SIE
Gelt, ich soll mein Herz dir schenke,
Immer willst an mich gedenke;
Nimms, Liebs Büberle!
Nimms, ich bitt.
ER
Närrisches Dinterle,
Ich mag es halt nit!

Wasted effort

SHE
Hey laddie, shall we go walking,
Shall we see to our lambs?
Come, dear laddie,
Come, I beg you.
HE
Foolish girl,
I’ll not go with you.
SHE
Perhaps you’d like a little nibble,
Take a morsel from my pack;
Take it, dear lad,
Take something, I beg you.
HE
Foolish girl,
I’ll take no nibbles from you.
SHE
I’ll offer you my heart, then,
So you’ll always think of me;
Take it, dear laddie!
Take it, I beg you.
HE
Foolish girl,
I’ll have none of it!
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Composer

Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was an Austro-Bohemian late-Romantic composer and conductor.

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