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Language: German (Deutsch)

Schmücket die Locken mit duftigen Kränzen
  [Und]1 folget der Freude beglückendem Drang,
Begrüßet den Frühling mit heiteren Tänzen,
  Den Sieger, der Alles in Liebe bezwang.

Der Winter bedroht ihn mit schauriger Kälte,
  Der Sommer verfolgt ihn mit flammendem Speer,
Aber er schwebt [unterm blauen]2 Gezelte
  Sorglos und lächelnd auf Düften daher.

        Und die treue Erde 
        Mit Liebes-Geberde
            Eilt ihm entgegen, 
            Es heben und regen
Sich tausend Kräfte in ihrer Brust,
  Und künden der Liebe selige Lust.

        Es rieseln [Quellen]3
        Und Knospen schwellen,
            Blumen erscheinen
            Und in den Hainen
Singt Philomele aus tiefer Brust
  Und kündet der Liebe selige Lust.

Drum schmücke die Locken mit bräutlichen Kränzen,
  [Wem]4 schaffende Kraft noch den Busen durchdringt,
Und huld'ge dem Sieger in [freudigen]5 Tänzen,
  Der Alles mit schaffender Liebe bezwingt.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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F. Schubert sets stanzas 1-3, 5 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Franz von Schober. Stuttgart und Tübingen. J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag. 1842, page 10; and with Gedichte von Franz von Schober. Zweite, vermehrte Auflage. Leipzig Verlagsbuchhandlung von J. J. Weber. 1865, pages 8-9.

1 omitted in Schober's 1865 edition
2 Schubert: "unter blauem"
3 Schubert: "die Quellen"
4 Schober (1842 edition; misprint?), and Schubert (D. 709, Alte Gesamtausgabe): "Wenn"
5 Schubert: "heiteren"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] 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) , "Cançó de primavera", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lentegezang", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Spring song", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant de printemps", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Cançó de primavera

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

Orneu els rínxols amb flairoses garlandes
i seguiu el feliç impuls de l’alegria,
doneu la benvinguda a la primavera amb joioses danses,
la triomfadora, que tot amb amor ha conquerit.

L’hivern l’amenaça amb un fred terrible,
l’estiu la persegueix amb flamejants llances,
però ella sura sota blaus tabernacles,
despreocupada i somrient, damunt les fragàncies.

I la terra fidel
amb gest amorós
s’apressa al seu encontre,
s’enlairen i es desvetllen
mil forces al seu pit
i anuncien el goig sagrat de l’amor.

Així doncs, orneu els rínxols amb garlandes nupcials
d’aquella que la força creadora penetra al pit encara,
i honoreu la triomfadora amb joioses danses,
la que tot ho ha conquerit amb un amor creador.

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