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Es kommen die Sonnenstrahlen, die feinen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es kommen die Sonnenstrahlen, die feinen,
Die möchten dir gern in die Augen scheinen,
Lug' -- lug',
Elslein, mach' auf!
[Dann]1 kommt die Lerche mit [hellen]2 Schwingen,
Möcht' dir ihr Lied zu Herzen singen,
Horch' -- horch',
Elslein, mach' auf!
Es kommen zum Fenster herein die Rosen,
Möchten mit deinen Händen kosen,
Lug' -- lug',
Elslein, mach' auf!
Bald kommt dein Liebster auch gegangen,
Der möcht' [dir]3 küssen Mund und Wangen,
Horch' -- horch',
Elslein, mach' auf!

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Backer-Grøndahl: "Es"
2 Backer-Grøndahl: "hellem"
3 omitted by Backer-Grøndahl

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The nearing of spring", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-02-24.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:40
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