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Language: Swedish (Svenska)

Se vitsippan hur täck hon är,
   men ack! hur förgänglig.
Knappt av din hand hon bryts,
   innan hon dör i din hand.
Henne i ömhet lik som i täckhet,
   akta dig, flicka,
att, av förförar'n kysst,
   du ej må vissna som hon.

Translation(s): FIN GER

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Das Buschwindröschen", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-01-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:30
Line count: 8
Word count: 42

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Das Buschwindröschen

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Swedish (Svenska)

Schau, wie schön das Buschwindröschen,
doch ach, auch wie vergänglich.
Kaum von deiner Hand gepflückt,
welkt es hin in deiner Hand.
Du, die ihm an Zartheit, Schönheit gleich,
hüt dich, Mädchen,
dass, von Don Juan geküsst,
du nicht welken mögst wie es.

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  • Translation from Swedish (Svenska) to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2017 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2017-04-30.
Last modified: 2017-05-03 17:56:51
Line count: 8
Word count: 42