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Die wilden Nelken haben's geseh'n

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die wilden Nelken haben's geseh'n,
Als ich den Mund dir bot,
Und seh' ich am Rain nun Nelken steh'n,
Werd' ich wie Blut so roth.
Es läßt mir nicht Rast, es läßt mir nicht Ruh',
Ich pflücke sie alle ab --
Darf Keines wissen als ich und du,
Daß ich geküßt dich hab'!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Fliegende Blätter, 108. Band (1898), Nro. 2749, page 134

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

  • by Berta Bock (1857 - 1945), "Die wilden Nelken", op. 7 (Vier Lieder für eine Singstimme mit Klavier) no. 3, published c1910 [voice and piano], Leipzig: Fritz Schuberth jr. [
     text not verified 

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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