André Rieu/Chor: Heidenröslein (2009)

Sah ein Knab’ ein Röslein stehen, Röslein auf der Heiden, War so jung und morgenschön, Lief er schnell es nah zu sehn, Sah’s mit vielen Freuden. Röslein, Röslein, Röslein rot, Röslein auf der Heiden.

Knabe sprach: Ich breche dich, Röslein auf der Heiden.” Röslein sprach: Ich steche dich, Dass du ewig denkst an mich, Und ich will’s nicht leiden.” Röslein, Röslein, Röslein rot, Röslein auf der Heiden.

Und der wilde Knabe brach’s Röslein auf der Heiden. Röslein wehrte sich und stach, Half ihm doch kein Weh und Ach, Musst es eben leiden. Röslein, Röslein, Röslein rot, Röslein auf der Heiden.

Saw a boy a little rose, little red rose on the heath, young and lovely like the morning. So he ran to have a close look at it, and gladly did. Little rose, little rose, little red rose on the heath.

Said the boy: I will pick you, my red rose on the heath! Said the rose: I will prick  you and I won’t stand it, and you won’t forget me. Little rose, little rose, little red rose on the heath.

And the rough boy picked the rose, little red rose on the heath, and the red rose fought and pricked, yet she cried and sighed in vain, and had to let it happen. Little rose, little rose, little red rose on the heath.

The lyrics are by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann also set this poem to music.

André Rieu has been playing the violin since he was five years of age.

Rieu and his orchestra have performed throughout Europe, in North America, and Japan. Winning a number of awards including two World Music Awards, their recordings have gone gold and platinum in many countries, including 8-times Platinum in the Netherlands.

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