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Ihr verblühet, süße Rosen

Language: German (Deutsch)

 Ihr verblühet, süße Rosen,
 Meine Liebe trug euch nicht;
 [Blühtet]1, ach! dem Hoffnungslosen,
 Dem der Gram die Seele bricht!

 [Jener Tage denk' ich  trauernd,
 Als ich, Engel, an dir hing,
 Auf das erste Knöspchen lauernd
 Früh zu meinem Garten ging;]2

 Alle Blüten, alle Früchte
 Noch zu deinen Füßen trug
 Und vor deinem Angesichte
 [Hoffnung in dem]3 Herzen schlug.

 Ihr verblühet, süße Rosen,
 Meine Liebe trug euch nicht;
 Blühtet, ach! dem Hoffnungslosen,
 Dem der Gram die Seele bricht.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE SPA

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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke nach den vorzüglichsten Quellen revidirte Ausgabe, Dritter Theil, Gedichte, herausgegeben und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Dr. Fr. Strehlke, Berlin, Gustav Hempel, 1868, pages 74-75.

1 Grieg: "Blühet"
2 Mendelssohn-Hensel rearranges and modifies these lines to:
 Der auf erste Knöspchen lauernd
 früh zu seinem Garten ging,
 ach der Tage denk ich trauernd,
 als ich Engel an dir hing.
3 Mendelssohn-Hensel: "Hoffnung mir im"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Lau Kanen [Guest Editor] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "You are wilting, sweet roses", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Juan Henríquez Concepción) , "El tiempo de las rosas", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Us marciu, dolces roses

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

 Us marciu, dolces roses,
 el meu amor no us pot sostenir;
 floriu, ai! per al desesperat
 a qui la pena esquinça l’ànima!

 Penso tristament en aquells dies
 quan jo, àngel meu, posava el cor en tu
 i, a l’aguait de la primera poncella,
 anava ben d’hora al meu jardí;

 totes les flors, tota la fruita,
 la portava als teus peus
 i, davant del teu rostre,
 l’esperança bategava al meu cor.

 En aquell que, a l’aguait de la primera poncella,
 anava ben d’hora al seu jardí,
 ai! avui hi penso amb tristor,
 quan jo, àngel meu, posava el cor en tu.

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Translation of title "Zur Rosenzeit" = "El temps de les roses"


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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Wehmut", appears in Erwin und Elmire DUT ENG ENG FRE SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Oskar Bolck, Oskar von Chelius, Hugo Dakon, Gottfried Wilhelm Fink, Edvard Grieg, Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Eugène Jámbor, Philipp Christoph Kayser, Armin Knab, Arnold Mendelssohn, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Friedrich August Naubert, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Louis Schlottmann, Ferdinand Sieber. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2015-06-05.
Last modified: 2015-06-05 20:34:49
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Word count: 101