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Siegfried: (#96/#81 vari:) So you’ll still not tell me, you stubborn wight? Get out of the way! For this slope, I know, must lead to the sleeping woman (:#96/#81 vari): (#15) So I was shown by my (#129b) woodbird that fled from here in flight just now.

 

(It quickly becomes completely dark again.)

 

Wanderer: (breaking out in anger and adopting a domineering stance: #5b vari >>: [in a vari expressing alarm, possibly a #5 vari which is sometimes called the “Servitude Motif,” identified with Mime, which was first heard near the beginning of R.3 when Wotan and Loge introduced themselves to Mime, and also heard in V.3.3 when wotan told Bruennhilde how he was going to punish her by putting her to sleep?]) It fled from you to save its life; (#voc?: [Dunning: not #58b, but Dunning says Wotan sings #58b in another measure nearby. where???]) it guessed that (#94 vari:) the lord of the ravens was here (:#58b voc?; :#94 vari): (#5b vari:) woe betide if they overtake it (:#5b vari)! – (#21) The way that it showed you shall not go!

 

Siegfried: (stepping back in surprise but adopting a defiant attitude: [[ #136>>: ]] [a bit like the Prelude to V.1 depicting Siegmund running in the storm to escape Hunding’s kinsmen, or even like the moment from T.3.2 when the Gibichungs run down from the hilltop to the Rhine to meet Siegfried in the hunt whose actual quarry is Siegfried himself?]) Hoho! You forbid me? Who are you then who would bar my way (:#136)?

 

Wanderer: (#136 varis:) Fear the guardian of the fell! Locked within my power the sleeping maid is held: (#23 vari?: [possible back reference to Wotan’s remark from moments ago: “You to whom I’m well-disposed, too glorious by far …”?]) he who awakens her, he who wins her (:#23 vari?) would make me powerless for aye [“ever”]!

 

{{ As Siegfried insults Wotan by telling him he’s of no use unless he can show Siegfried the way (keeping in mind that Mime always seemed to stand in the way of Siegfried finding himself, and pursuing his mission, his destiny), we hear a strange musical figure which may possibly be a reference to music associated in T.3.1 with Siegfried’s refusal to grant the Rhinedaughters his Ring, because they have appealed to fear in order to obtain it from him. This needs to be checked against the score. }}

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