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it be true? (#128b Fragment)

 

Siegfried: (#149 or #150? [or #168?]) It’s long since I’ve heeded their warbling.

 

(#174a Vari; He seizes the drinking-horn and turns to Gunther with it. #171: He drinks and offers the Horn to Gunther.)

 

Siegfried: (#171 Vari) Drink, Gunther, drink! To you your brother brings it.

 

(#159/#150; #137 or #164?: Gunther looks into the horn with horror.)

 

Gunther: (Dully: #159) You’ve mixed it insipid and pale: (#159/#150? [or #137 or #164?]) (Even more subdued: #170a/#164) Your blood alone is in it. (#174a Vari)

 

(#171: He pours wine from Gunther’s horn into his own so that if overflows.)

 

Siegfried: (#111 Vari [as heard during Siegfried’s and Gunther’s Blood-brotherhood oath when they sang: “… happy and free … ,” etc., i.e., “froh und frei,” invoking the god Froh and his sister Freia]) Mixed, it’s overflowed (#Voc? [What Motif is in play here???!!!] to Mother Earth [“Mutter Erde,” i.e., Erda] (#156a/#33b Vari) let it bring refreshment! (#35 Vari/#33b?)

 

Gunther: (With a deep sigh: #35 Vari/#33b?; #? [music from the finale of T.2.5, perhaps #155, #156, or #164?]) You overjoyous hero! (#42 Vari/#33b)

 

Siegfried: (Quietly to Hagen: #42 Vari/#33b) Is Bruennhilde making him brood? (#42 Vari/#33b)

 

Hagen: (Quietly to Siegfried: #166 Voc?) If only he understood her [Verstuend er sie so gut”] [[ (#@: E or F?) Motif of Remembrance: #174b Vari [or #139, or something Siegfried sang to, or heard sung by, the Woodbird in S.2.3?] ]] as you do the singing of birds! (#128b?; #129?)

 

Siegfried: (#174a Vari) Since I’ve heard (#174a) women (#129b) singing, I’ve quite forgotten those songsters.

 

Hagen: Yet once, you knew what they said? [[ (#@: E or F?) Motif of Remembrance: #174b Vari [or #139, or something Siegfried sang to, or heard sung by, the Woodbird in S.2.3?] ]]


Siegfried: (Turning animatedly to Gunther) Hey! Gunther, woebegone man! (#152 Vari) (#41 Vari) If you’ll thank me for it, I’ll sing you tales about my boyhood [“Jungen”] days. (#41 Vari)

 

Gunther: (#41 Vari) I’d like to hear them.”

 

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