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Was weinst du, Blümlein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Was weinst du, Blümlein,
   Im Morgenschein?
Das Blümlein lachte --:
   Was fällt dir ein!
 
Ich bin ja fröhlich,
   Ich weine nicht, --
Die Freudenthräne
   Durch's Aug' mir bricht! --
 
Ich frug das Bächlein:
   Was rinnst du dahin
Wie ein Thränenstrom
   Durch's Wiesengrün?
 
Da klang es heraus
   Aus der Wellenbrust:
Mein Strömen ist Freude,
   Ist Brausen der Lust! --
 
Du Morgenhimmel!
   Bist blutig roth,
Als läg' deine Sonne
   Im Meere todt?
 
Da lacht der Himmel
   Und ruft mich an:
Ich streue ja Rosen
   Auf ihre Bahn! --
 
Und strahlend flammte
   Die Sonne hervor,
Die Blumen blühten
   Freudig empor.
 
Des Baches Wellen
   Jauchzten auf,
Und die Sonne lachte
   Flammend drauf!


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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C. Schumann sets stanzas 1-2, 5-8

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , title 1: "Why weep, dear blossom, in the morning sun?", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Pourquoi pleures-tu, petite fleur", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title unknown, copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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