Little Rose

Learn to play easy piano versions of "Little Rose".


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Program Notes

Little Rose is an arrangement of Schubert’s “Heidenröslein”, D. 257 for easy piano in Paint with Piano Notation. Based on a poem by Joann Wolfgang von Goethe, this fun, energetic piece is suitable to be played at recitals or evaluations and will become a student favorite. The easy to read music features hand drawn notation symbols and custom typesetting rules for maximum readability. Paint with Piano notation also features colored notes to aid the visual memory and to represent harmonic function in the music. All red notes represent tonic (rest) functions, all blue notes represent dominant (tension) functions, and all yellow notes represent subdominant (enhancing) functions. Black notes are non-harmonic tones and green notes are secondary dominant functions.



Heidenröslein (German)

Sah ein Knab' ein Röslein stehn,
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 ihr doch kein Weh und Ach,
Musste es eben leiden.
Röslein, Röslein, Röslein rot,
Röslein auf der Heiden.



Little Rose (English)

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.


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