Danksagung an den Bach
Giving Thanks to the Brook

Die Schöne Müllerin The Miller's pretty Daughter


Is this what was meant,
My dear babbling friend,
By your singing and ringing,
Was this your intent?

‘Find the miller’s daughter.’
That was the sense.
‘Find the miller’s daughter.’
Oh, I’ve been so dense!

Now, did she send you
Or did you cast a spell,
That is what I want to know.
Did she send you? Well?

Be that as it may,
It’s here I shall stay.
For here I have found what I sought;
Here I’ll stay now, come what may.

I have asked them for work
And of that there’s enough.
My hands and my heart are quite full;
And that’s more than enough.