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Bunt sind schon die Wälder

Language: German (Deutsch)

Bunt sind schon die Wälder;
Gelb die Stoppelfelder,
Und der Herbst beginnt.
Rothe Blätter fallen,
Graue Nebel wallen,
Kühler weht der Wind.
Wie die volle Traube,
Aus dem Rebenlaube,
Purpurfarbig strahlt;
Am Geländer reifen
Pfirsiche mit Streifen
Roth und weiß bemahlt.
Sieh! Wie hier die Dirne
Emsig Pflaum' und Birne
In ihr Körbchen legt;
Dort, mit leichten Schritten,
Jene, goldne Quitten
In den Landhof trägt!
Flinke Träger springen,
Und die Mädchen singen,
Alles jubelt froh!
Bunte Bänder schweben,
Zwischen hohen Reben,
Auf dem Hut von Stroh!
Geige tönt und Flöte
Bei der Abendröthe
Und im Mondenglanz;
Junge Winzerinnen
Winken und beginnen
Deutschen Ringeltanz.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von J. G. von Salis. Gesammelt durch seinen Freund Friedrich Matthisson. Zürich, bey Orell, Gessner, Füssli und Compagnie. 1793, pages 53-54; with Gedichte von J.G. von Salis. Neue Auflage. Zürich, bey Orell Füßli und Compagnie. 1808, pages 3-4; and with Gedichte von J. G. von Salis. Neueste Auflage. Wien 1815. Bey B. Ph. Bauer, pages 3-4.

First published in a rather different version with 7 stanzas in Hamburger Musenalmanach 1786, see below.

Submitted by Richard Morris and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] 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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Herfstlied", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Walter A. Aue) , "Autumn song", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant d'automne", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2018-03-07T05:44:18
Line count: 30
Word count: 103

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