Eifersucht und Stolz
Jealousy and Pride

Die Schöne Müllerin The Miller's pretty Daughter


Why so fast, distressed and wild, dear stream?
Why pursue the brash young hunter?
The miller’s girl’s the one to blame,
She’s fickle – love is just a game!

Did you see her at the gate last night?
Craning to see into the road?
Why, no nice girl’d behave like that
As the hunter goes by with his load.

Go, my stream and tell her that. But I’d be glad
If you didn’t tell her I was sad.
Tell her I’ve cut a pipe of reeds, and play
Songs and dances for the kids all day.