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Das macht das dunkelgrüne Laub

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das macht das dunkelgrüne Laub,
Daß der Wald so schattig ist;
Das macht die schöne Maienzeit
Daß so roth das Röslein ist.

Mein's Schatzes Lieb' war das Röslein roth,
Das blüht am Waldesrain,
Und das grüne Laub, und das grüne Laub,
Als wie die Gedanken mein.

Nun ging die schöne Maienzeit,
Und die schöne Liebe zur Ruh',
Nun fällt auch das Laub, auch das Laub herab,
Und decket das Röslein zu.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Otto Roquette. Des Liederbuches zweite, durchaus veränderte und vermehrte Auflage, Stuttgart, J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag, 1859, page 54.

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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)

Set in a modified version by Robert Franz, Erik Meyer-Helmund, Franz Wilhelm Abt, Heinrich Esser, Johann Herbeck.

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The dark green foliage is the cause", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2014-09-16.
Last modified: 2014-09-16 16:49:54
Line count: 12
Word count: 71

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