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Ich fand im Winter ein Veilchen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich fand im Winter ein Veilchen, 
Das war so frisch und grün. 
Ich pflanzt' es in meinen Garten, 
Drin sollt' es im Frühlinge blühn.

Mein Herz das war der Garten,
Und als die Welt ward grün, 
Da wollte mein Herzensblümlein 
Für mich, für mich nicht blühn.

Und als die Rosen blühten, 
Da weint' ich, da sang ich und rief: 
Blüh auf, mein Herzensblümlein! 
Mein Blümlein aber entschlief.

Nun liegt's im Herzen begraben 
Schon lange, lange Zeit, 
Und mir ist nichts geblieben, 
Nichts als mein sehnend Leid.

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Confirmed with Hoffmann von Fallersleben, Gesammelte Werke, Vol. 1, Berlin, F. Fontane, 1890, pages 385-386.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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

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