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Es grünet ein Nußbaum vor dem Haus

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es grünet ein Nußbaum vor dem Haus,
Duftig, 
Luftig 
Breitet er blättrig die [Äste]1 aus.

Viel liebliche Blüten stehen dran;
Linde 
Winde 
Kommen, sie herzlich zu umfahn.

Es flüstern je zwei zu zwei gepaart,
Neigend, 
Beugend 
Zierlich zum Kusse die Häuptchen zart.

Sie flüstern von einem Mägdlein, das
Dächte
[Nächte,
Tagelang, wüsste]2, ach! selber nicht was.

Sie flüstern - wer mag verstehn so gar
Leise 
[Weise]3? -
Flüstern von Bräut'gam und nächstem Jahr.

Das Mägdlein horchet, es rauscht im Baum;
Sehnend, 
Wähnend 
Sinkt es lächelnd in Schlaf und Traum.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Julius Mosen, Gedichte, zweite vermehrte Auflage, Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, 1843, pages 122-123

1 Schumann: "Blätter", although sometimes left as "Äste"
2 Schumann: "die Nächte / und Tage lang, wusste"
3 Schumann: "Weis'"

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

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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , "El noguer", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De notenboom", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The walnut tree", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "The nut-tree", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le noyer", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il noce", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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