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The South Wind

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

When gently blows the South Wind
First through the Northern Wood,
With eagerness he goeth 
where long a tree has stood.

He lifts the leafy cov'ring
that lies close at its base,
and there with sweetest welcome,
looks up his old love's face.

Beneath the snow she waits him
and keeps her leave's brave dress,
Her fair blossom opens
at his first caress.

Each year the flower greets him,
For him, for him alone,
her heart with love's beauty,
through her brief day has shone.


Submitted by Emily Ezust

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 10 BAQ CAT DUT FRE FRE ITA POR RUS RUS RUS SPA SWE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Bonfield Akers, Paul Ambrose, Jan van Amerongen, Constantin C. von Bach, Otto Baehr, A. Ballarini, Johannes Bammer, Franz Behr, E. Berow, Vilém Blodek, Cornelius Hendrick Coster, Alexander Julius Paul Dorn, Felix von Dwelshauvers-Déry, Don Forsythe, Robert Franz, Paul Geisler, Rudolf Gernlein, Carl Friedrich Johann Girschner, Karl Gleitz, Ludwig Grünberger, Gustav Hasse, Johann von Haszlinger, Carl Heinemann, J. Heinemann, A. Helrat, George Henschel, Johann Herbeck, Arthur Hervey, Richard Hol, Th. Ivanov, Charles Edward Ives, John [Jacques] Jacobsson, William Noel Johnson, Rafael Joseffy, Ernst Friedrich Kauffmann, Wilhelm Kienzl, Julius von Kolb, Feodor Könemann, Heinz Kratochwil, Franz Krežma, Franz Paul Lachner, Leissek, Georg Lothar Liebling, Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe, Valentin Alekseyevich Makarov, Carl Orff, V. Orlov, Moses Pergament, Louis Rakemann, Eduard Rappoldi, Ernst Friedrich Eduard Richter, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Heinrich von Sahr, Peter Petrovich Schenk, Hans Schläger, Hans Michael Schletterer, Robert Alexander Schumann, Robert Schwalm, Nikolay Aleksandrovich Sokolov, Nikolay F. Solovyov, René Staar, Oscar Strasnoy, Otto Tiehsen, Hermann Wichmann, Heinrich Rudolph Willmers, Nicolai von Wilm, Felix von Woyrsch, Sergey Vladimirovich Yuferov. Go to the text.

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