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Der Mai

Language: German (Deutsch)

Alles neu macht der Mai, 
Macht die Seele frisch und frei. 
Laßt das Haus, kommt hinaus! 
Windet einen Strauß. 
Rings erglänzet Sonnenschein, 
Duftend prangen Flur und Hain: 
Vogelsang, Hörnerklang 
Tönt den Wald entlang.  

Wir durchziehen Saaten grün, 
Haine, die ergötzend blühn,   
Waldespracht, neu gemacht 
Nach des Winters Nacht.  
Dort im Schatten an dem Quell 
Rieselnd munter silberhell 
Klein und Groß ruht im Moos, 
Wie im weichen Schooß. 

Hier und dort, fort und fort, 
Wo wir ziehen, Ort für Ort, 
Alles freut sich die Zeit, 
Die verschönt erneut.  
Widerschein der Schöpfung blüht   
Uns erneuend im Gemüth.  
Alles neu, frisch und frei 
Macht der holde Mai. 

Confirmed with Volksthühliche Lieder der Deutschen, Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1895. Song no. 628, page 469. Author given as "H. A. v. Kamp"

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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