Montgomery Gretchen

(„Wär' auch mein Lager jener Moor“)

  • Opus number: op. 4, No. 5
  • Year (first publication): 1845
  • Lyricist: Robert Burns
  • Dedicatee: Niels Gade
  • Key: Es-Dur
  • Time signature: 6/8

Wär' auch mein Lager jener Moor,
In meinem Plaid auf wilder Haide,
Ich wollte glücklich, glücklich sein,
Hätt' ich mein süß' Montgomery-Gretchen.

Braust um die Höhen wild der Sturm,
Wär schwarz die Winternacht und bange,
Dann sucht' ein Thal ich, und mein Arm
Beschirmte süß Montgomery-Gretchen.

Wär' ich ein König stolz und gross,
Und harrten Rosse mein und Diener,
Dann wär' es meine einzige Lust,
Zu theilen mit Montgomery-Gretchen.


Altho' my bed were in yon muir,
Amang the heather, in my plaidie;
Yet happy, happy would I be,
Had I my dear Montgomerie's Peggy.

When o'er the hill beat surly storms,
And winter nights were dark and rainy;
I'd seek some dell, and in my arms
I'd shelter dear Montgomerie's Peggy.

Were I a baron proud and high,
And horse and servants waiting ready;
Then a' 'twad gie o' joy to me, --
The sharin't with Montgomerie's Peggy.


Altho' my bed were in yon muir,
Amang the heather, in my plaidie;
Yet happy, happy would I be,
Had I my dear Montgomerie's Peggy.

When o'er the hill beat surly storms,
And winter nights were dark and rainy;
I'd seek some dell, and in my arms
I'd shelter dear Montgomerie's Peggy.

Were I a baron proud and high,
And horse and servants waiting ready;
Then a' 'twad gie o' joy to me, --
The sharin't with Montgomerie's Peggy.


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