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Rosenzeit! wie schnell vorbei

Language: German (Deutsch)

Rosenzeit! wie schnell vorbei,
    Schnell vorbei 
Bist du doch gegangen!
Wär' mein Lieb' nur blieben treu,
    Blieben treu,
Sollte mir nicht bangen.

Um die Ernte wohlgemut,
    Wohlgemut
Schnitterrinnen singen.
Aber, ach! mir [kranken]1 Blut,
    Mir [kranken]1 Blut
Will nichts mehr gelingen.

Schleiche so durch's Wiesental,
    So durch's Tal,
Als im Traum verloren,
nach dem Berg, da tausendmal,
    Tausendmal,
Er mir Treu' geschworen.

Oben auf des Hügels Rand, 
    Abgewandt,
Wein' ich bei der Linde;
An dem Hut mein Rosenband, 
    Von seiner Hand,
Spielet in dem Winde.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA RUS

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Note: written for the novel Maler Nolten, in which it had the title "Refrain-Liedchen"
1 1877 version, also used by E. Kauffmann and Wetzel: "krankem"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Agnes", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Time of roses! How quickly past", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Agnès", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Agnese", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2015-09-28 15:48:17

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Time of roses! How quickly past

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Time of roses! How quickly past,
Quickly past 
have you gone!
Had my sweetheart only remained true,
remained true,
Then I should fear nothing.

At the harvest, cheerfully,
Cheerfully 
the reaping women sing.
But ah! poor me, 
poor me,
I can no longer do anything right.

I creep so through the meadow valley,
Through the meadow valley, 
as if lost in a dream,
To the mountain, where a thousand times,
a thousand times,
he swore he would be true.

Above on the edge of the hill, 
turning away,
I weep by the linden tree;
On my hat, the wreath of roses 
that he made for me 
Blows in the wind.


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Note: updated 2014-03-25 after a kind suggestion by Lau Kanen.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875), "Agnes", written 1831, first published 1838 CAT DUT FRE ITA RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Attenhofer, Carl Banck, Gottfried Bohnnblust, Johannes Brahms, Rudolf Brömel, Hugo Distler, Felix Draeseke, Gerrit Jan van Eijken, Robert Emmerich, Robert Franz, Robert Gund, Karl Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, Ferdinand von Hiller, Alexis Holländer, Robert Kahn, Ernst Friedrich Kauffmann, Paul Eduard Kauffmann, Richard Kleinmichel, Fritz Schieri, Martin Schmidt, Othmar Schoeck, Hugo von Senger, Wolfgang Ulrich, Pauline Viardot-García, Otto Vrieslander, Justus Hermann Wetzel, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42

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Word count: 110