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Was streift vorbei im Dämmerlicht?

Language: German (Deutsch)

Was streift vorbei im Dämmerlicht?
War's nicht mein holdes Kind?
Und wehten aus dem Körbchen nicht
Die Rosendüfte lind?

Ja, morgen ist das Maienfest!
O morgen welche Lust!
Wann sie sich glänzend schauen läßt,
Die Röslein an der Brust.

Translation(s): FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludwig Uhland, erster Band, Verlag der Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, Stuttgart, 1898, page 24.

Submitted by Harry Joelson


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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Veille", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-01-06.
Last modified: 2014-06-23 21:10:20
Line count: 8
Word count: 39

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Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Qui passe par là dans le crépuscule ?
N'était-ce point ma gracieuse enfant ?
Et de sa corbeille ne s'échappe-t-il point
Le doux parfum de la rose ?

Oui, demain c'est la fête de mai !
Ô quelle volupté demain !
Quand elle se fera voir resplendissante,
Une petite rose à la poitrine.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862), "Vorabend"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Friedrich Curschmann, Leopold Lenz, Ernst Löwenberg, Moritz Weyermann, Leopold Carl Wolf. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2014-06-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-23 21:10:33
Line count: 8
Word count: 53