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Ein Bursch' und Mägdlein flink und schön

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Ein Bursch' und Mägdlein flink und schön, 
Mit heisa und ha, und juchheisa trala!
Die täten durch die Fluren geh'n,
Zur Maienzeit, der wonnigen Blütezeit,
wann Vögelein singen tirlirelirei,
Süß' Liebe liebt den Mai.

Sie sangen diese Melodei
Mit heisa und ha, und juchheisa trala!
Wie's Leben nur 'ne  Blume sei zur Maienzeit,
Der wonnigen Blütezeit,
wann Vögelein singen tirlirelirei,
Süß' Liebe liebt den Mai.

So nutzt die gegenwärt'ge Zeit
Mit heisa und ha, und juchheisa trala!
Denn Liebe lacht im Jugendkleid zur Maienzeit,
Der wonnigen Blütezeit,
wann Vögelein singen tilirelirei,
Süß' Liebe liebt den Mai.

About the headline (FAQ)

Submitted by Bertram Kottmann


Based on
  • a text in English by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in As You Like It, Act V, Scene 3 FIN FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Godfrey Edward Pellew Arkwright, Joseph W. Baber, Gerard Barton, Dudley Buck, Alan Bullard, Winifred May Bury, Geoffrey Bush, Mary Grant Carmichael, Rebecca Clarke, Henry Clough-Leighter, Frederick Delius, Madeleine Dring, Donald Edeson, Richard Bruce Faith, Gerald Finzi, Arthur Foote, John Linton Gardner, Mervyn, Lord Horder, the Second Baron of Ashford, John Jeffreys, Sven Eric Emanuel Johanson, J. Frederick Keel, Betty Jackson King, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Ernest John Moeran, Thomas Morley, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir, Roger Quilter, Peter Warlock. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2004-06-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:07
Line count: 18
Word count: 96

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