Es giengen neun junckfrawen (Johann Leonhard von Langenaw)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-19)  CPDL #45512:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2017-07-19).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 148 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Semi diplomatoric edition, Modern Clefs, ficta added

General Information

Title: Es giengen neun junckfrawen
Composer: Johann Leonhard von Langenaw

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1540 in Teutsche Liedlein (Georg Forster), Volume 2, no. 8
  2nd published: 1894 in Monatshefte für Musik-Geschichte, Jahrg. 26, p. 82
Description: A Comic song of three Maidens going down in the fields. from: Der ander theil Kurtzweiliger… Ausg. G. Forster 1540.

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

ES giengent Neun junckfrawen/
 frisch auff/ schnapp auff/
sie wolten wunder schawen/
dort nyden auff der awen/
 frisch auff/ schnap auff, schnap nieder, schnap unden herwieder,
schnap auff.

English.png English translation

Nine maidens did go
 Briskly out,/ Snapp it upp,
To see wondrous things
down in the fields
 Briskly out,/ Snapp it upp, snapp it down,
 snapp it up again.