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Hüt du dich op.66 no.5

Hüt du dich

Ich weiß mir ein Mädchen hübsch und fein,
Hüt du dich!
Sie kann recht lieb und freundlich sein,
Hüt du dich! Hüt du dich!
Vertrau ihr nicht, sie narret dich.
Sie hat zwei Äuglein, die sind braun,
Hüt du dich!
Die werd’n dich überzwerch anschaun,
Hüt du dich! Hüt du dich!
Vertrau ihr nicht, sie narret dich.
Sie hat ein lichtgoldfarbnes Haar,
Hüt du dich!
Und was sie redt, das ist nicht wahr.
Hüt du dich! Hüt du dich!
Vertrau ihr nicht, sie narret dich.
Sie hat zwei Brüstlein, die sind weiß,
Hüt du dich!
Sie legt’s hervor nach allem Fleiß.
Hüt du dich! Hüt du dich!
Vertrau ihr nicht, sie narret dich.
Sie gibt dir’n Kränzlein, fein gemacht,
Hüt du dich!
Für einen Narr’n wirst du geacht,
Hüt du dich! Hüt du dich!
Vertrau ihr nicht, sie narret dich.

Take care

I know a maiden pretty and fine.
Take care!
She may be lovely and friendly,
Take care! Take care!
Trust her not, she’s fooling you.
She has two eyes and they are brown,
Take care!
She may look at you with wide-opened eyes,
Take care! Take care!
Trust her not, she’s fooling you.
She has hair that’s light and golden,
Take care!
And what she says, it is not true,
Take care! Take care!
Trust her not, she’s fooling you.
She has two little breasts, and they are white,
Take care!
She takes great trouble in showing them off.
Take care! Take care!
Trust her not, she’s fooling you.
She’ll give you a fine garland,
Take care!
She will make a fool of you,
Take care! Take care!
Trust her not, she’s fooling you.

Composer

Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna. 

Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by many. 

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