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Heideröslein
Last updated: 22.04.17
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"Heideröslein" is my favourite German song by a long way. I first heard it sung by the Comedian Harmonists during a TV-documentary in the mid 1970's. The rendering provided by the Bulgarian tenor, Ari Leschnikoff, is one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard. The version I sing can be found in Lieder, Songs und Gospels 3. The lyrics are from a poem written by Joh. Wolfgang von Goethe (1771) and the melody is by Heinrich Werner (1827) who was a music teacher and choir leader in Brunswick. Both lyrics and melody are in perfect harmony for my taste.
So, you ask, dear surfer, how when regarding the prestigious and illustrious antecedents, can this be considered a folksong? My answer, dear surfer, that it can be and is performed by folksingers. My own rendering, whilst nowhere near the class of Ari Leschnikoff, has a certain charm and the melody lends itself very well to the concertina.
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