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Wenn die ersten Veilchen blühn

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn die ersten Veilchen blühn
Ist die Rosenzeit nicht fern.
Mädchenwangen rosig glühn,
Trifft sie ein geliebter Stern.
Scheitert an der Blicke Klippen
Nicht der Mund zu bittrem Leid,
Von den Augen zu den Lippen
Ist es dann nicht allzuweit.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Otto Roquette, Liederbuch, Stuttgart und Tübingen: J.G. Cotta’scher Verlag, 1852, page 60

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani and 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)

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "When the first violets bloom", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-04-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-12-04 10:42:14

Line count: 8
Word count: 40

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When the first violets bloom

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

When the first violets bloom
The time of roses is not far.
Girls’ cheeks glow rosily
When they are struck by a beloved star.

When upon the crags of glances
The mouth does not run aground to bitter sorrow,
From the eyes to the lips
It is then not all too far.

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      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wilhelm Baumgartner, Felix Elb. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2018-01-07 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-01-07 12:45:00

Line count: 8
Word count: 52