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Thread poster: monbuckland
monbuckland  Identity Verified
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May 10, 2007

I'm looking for a German translation of a song from Act IV, Scene 3 of "The Winter's Tale. Any pointers welcome!

Christoph Martin Wieland translated the whole play, but somehow *not* this song...

When daffodils begin to peer -
With heigh! The doxy over the dale -
Why, then comes the sweet o' the year;
For the red blood reigns in the winter's pale.

The white sheet bleaching on the hedge -
With heigh! The sweet birds, O how they sing!
Doth set my pugging tooth on edge;
For a quart of ale is a dish for a king.

The lark, that tirra-lirra chants,
With heigh! with heigh! The thrush and the jay,
Are summer songs for me and my aunts,
While we lie tumbling in the hay.

But shall I go mourn for that, my dear?
The pale moon shines by night:
And when I wander here and there,
I then do most go right.

Jog on, jog on, the foot-path way,
And merrily hent the stile-a:
A merry heart goes all the day,
Your sad tires in a mile-a.

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Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:52
German to English
Scene III May 10, 2007

The entire third scene is simply left out in this online version, too.

Das Wintermärchen
Vierter Aufzug, dritte Szene

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