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Röschen biß den Apfel an (1923) Op. 33

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Alte Weisen (Op. 33 )

Röschen biß den Apfel an

Röschen biß den Apfel an,
Und zu ihrem Schrecken
Brach und blieb ein Perlenzahn
In dem Butzen stecken.
Und das gute Kind vergaß
Seine Morgenlieder;
Tränen ohne Unterlaß
Perlten nun hernieder.

Rosie bit into the apple

Rosie bit into the apple,
And to her horror
A pearly tooth broke
And stuck in the core.
And the good child forgot
Her morning songs;
Tears without end
Came pearling down.
Translations by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Hans Pfitzner was a German composer.

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