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Wenn die Reben wieder blühen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn die Reben wieder blühen, 
Rühret sich der Wein im Fasse,
Wenn die Rosen wieder glühen,
Weiß ich nicht, wie mir geschieht.

Tränen rinnen von den Wangen,
Was ich tue, was ich lasse,
Nur ein unbestimmt Verlangen
Fühl ich, das die Brust durchglüht.

Und zuletzt muß ich mir sagen,
Wenn ich mich bedenk und fasse,
Daß in solchen schönen Tagen
Doris einst für mich geglüht.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Anja Bunzel) , "Emotional retrospect", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Réminiscence", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30

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Emotional retrospect

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

When the grapes are in blossom,
The wine is being stirred in the barrel,
When the roses are in blossom,
Then I do not know what is happening to me.

Tears run down my cheeks,
No matter what I do,
I only feel an unknown desire
Straight from my heart.

Finally, when I take a moment to think, 
I do remember that
On such lovely days,
Doris used to show me her love.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Nachgefühl", written 1797 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich Bellermann, Moritz, Graf von Dietrichstein, Christian Wilhelm Heydenreich, Johanna Kinkel, née Mockel, Arnold Mendelssohn, Elise Müller, Friedrich August Naubert, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Karl Friedrich Zelter, Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2014-07-24 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-07-24 14:45:00

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Word count: 73