Lieder Und Gesänge Aus Dem Jugendzeit – Scheiden Und Meiden (Parting And Fleeing)

Listening Guide

The Work

Key: F major alternating with minor (in Arnold Rose manuscript); G major/minor (in Schott edition)
Tempo: Lustig (Merrily)
Time Signature: 6/8 with 2/4 at the end of each pair of stanzas
Form: strophic and through-composed song form in combination (4 stanzas)

Es ritten drei Reiter zum Thore hinaus!
Ade! Ade!
Fein’s Liebchen, das schaute zum Fenster hinaus!
Ade! Ade! Ade!

Und wenn es denn soll geschieden sein,
So reich’ mir dein goldenes Ringelein!
Ade! Ade!
Ja, Scheiden und Meiden thut weh, thut weh!
Ja, Scheiden und Meiden thut weh, thut weh!
Ade! Ade! Ade!

Es scheidet das Kind schon in der Wieg’!
Ade! Ade!
Wann werd’ ich mein Schätzel wohl kriegen?!
Ade! Ade!

Und ist es nicht morgen,
Ach, wär’ es doch heit’!
Es macht uns Beiden wohl grosse Freud’!
Ade! Ade! Ade!
Ade! Ade! Ade!

Ja, Scheiden und Meiden thut weh, thut weh!
Ja, Scheiden und Meiden thut weh, thut weh!
Ade!

There rode three horsemen out of the gate
Farewell! Farewell!
A sweetheart looked out of the window!
Farewell! Farewell! Farewell!

And if we really must part,
Then give me thine little gold ring!
Farewell! Farewell!
Yes, parting is a sad thing!
Yes, parting is a sad thing!
Farewell! Farewell! Farewell!

The child will leave already in its cradle!
Farewell! Farewell!
When will my sweetheart be mine?
Farewell! Farewell!

And if it won’t be tomorrow,
Oh, could it be but today!
It would make us both so happy!
Farewell! Farewell! Farewell!
Farewell! Farewell! Farewell!

Yes, parting is a sad thing!
Yes, parting is a sad thing!
Farewell!

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