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Language: German (Deutsch)

Maienblümlein so schön, 
mag euch gern blühen sehn, 
draußen im Freien 
im grünen Maien, 
Blümlein in Garten und Wiese, 
keine so schön sind als diese. 
Maienblümlein so süss 
sind aller Lieb gewiss, 
draußen im Garten 
von allen Arten, 
Blümlein in Garten und Wiese
keine so lieb sind als diese.

Maienblümlein so jung                                                 
seid noch nicht gross genung, 
müsst euch  bemühen 
wachsen und blühen, 
Blümlein auf duftiger Wiese 
keine so jung sind als diese. 
Maienblümlein so still 
ich bald dich pflücken will, 
pflücken für eine, 
die ich wohl meine;  
Mägdlein gehn viel auf der Wiese, 
Einzig gefällt mir nur diese.

Translation(s): DUT

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Submitted by Lau Kanen [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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Bloempjes van mei", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-04-17 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-04-17 09:59:21

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Word count: 99

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Bloempjes van mei

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Bloempjes van mei zo mooi,
Graag zie ‘k je bloesemtooi,
Buiten waar ’t vrij is,
In ’t groen als ‘t mei is,
Bloempjes in tuinen en weiden
Kunnen je schoonheid benijden.

Bloempjes van mei zo lief
Zijn ieders hartendief,
Buiten in tuinen,
Velden en duinen,
Bloempjes in tuinen en weiden
Kunnen je charme benijden.

Bloempjes van mei zo jong,
Nog iets te klein voor de sprong,
Ga je ontboeien,
Groeien en bloeien,
Bloempjes in geurige weiden
Kunnen je jonkheid benijden.

Bloempjes van mei zo stil,
Die gauw ik plukken wil,
Plukken voor eentje,
Mijn lief Marleentje,
Meisjes gaan vaak naar de weiden;
Eentje slechts mag ik graag lijden.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef August Eckschlager (1784 - 1827), written 1811
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Gottlieb Hering, Carl Maria von Weber. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2018-04-16 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-04-16 17:54:08

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