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Willkommen schöner Jüngling!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Willkommen schöner Jüngling!
Du Wonne der Natur!
Mit deinem Blumenkörbchen
Willkommen auf der Flur!

Ey! ey! Da bist [ja]1 wieder!
Und bist so [lieb und schön]2!
Und freun wir uns so herzlich,
Entgegen dir zu gehn.

Denkst auch noch an mein Mädchen?
Ey lieber denke doch!
Dort liebte mich das Mädchen,
Und 's Mädchen liebt mich noch!

Fürs Mädchen manches Blümchen
[Erbat]3 ich mir von dir -
Ich komm' und bitte wieder,
Und du? - du giebst es mir?

Willkommen schöner Jüngling!
Du Wonne der Natur!
Mit deinem Blumenkörbchen
Willkommen auf der Flur.4

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA

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F. Schubert sets stanzas 1-4 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
F. Schubert sets stanzas 1-4 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Friederich Schiller, Zweiter Theil, Zweite, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage, Leipzig, 1805, bei Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, pages 140-141.

First published in Anthologie auf das Jahr 1782, anonymously edited by Schiller with the fake publishing information "Gedrukt in der Buchdrukerei zu Tobolsko", actually published by Johann Benedict Metzler in Stuttgart, pages 123-124. This poem has "M." as the author's name.

1 Schubert (D. 283 only): "du"
2 Schubert (D. 283 only): "schön und lieb"
3 Schiller (Anthologie): "Erbettelt'"
4 Schiller's fifth stanza is a copy of the first. Schubert omits it in D. 283, in D. 338 and in the first version of D. 587. In the second version of D 587 he includes it and repeats also the second stanza.

Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de lente", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Welcome, handsome youth", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Au printemps", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Alla Primavera", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Lewis Grenville) , "A la primavera", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2018-02-08 09:34:22
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Word count: 93

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Benvingut, formós jovencell!

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

Benvingut, formós jovencell!
Tu, goig de la natura!
Amb el teu cistell de flors,
benvingut a aquesta prada!

Ei, ei! Tu has tornat!
I ets tan amorós i bell!
I ens alegrem de tot cor
d’anar al teu encontre.

Penses tu també amb la meva noia?
Ei, estimat pensa-hi doncs!
Aquí aquesta noia em va estimar
i m’estima encara!

Per a la meva estimada
t’he demanat moltes flors –
de nou vinc a demanar-te-les.
I tu? Tu me les dónes.

Benvingut, formós jovencell!
Tu, goig de la natura!
amb el teu cistell de flors
benvingut a aquesta prada!

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Translation of title "An den Frühling" = "A la primavera"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2017 by Salvador Pila, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805), "An den Frühling", written 1782, first published 1782 DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Conrad Baden, Carl Gottlieb Erfurt, Ernst II, Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, Gustav Wilhelm Ferdinand Gäbler, Georg Gerson, Carl Friedrich Johann Girschner, Josephine Lang, Oskar Merikanto, Ignaz von Mosel, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Ferdinand Ries, Isidor Rosenfeld, Franz Peter Schubert, Wilhelm Taubert. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-04-24.
Last modified: 2017-04-24 22:04:59
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Word count: 98