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Jeg giver mit Digt til Vaaren

Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)

Jeg giver mit Digt til Vaaren,
skjøndt endnu den ej er baaren,
jeg giver mit Digt til Vaaren
som Længsler til Længsler lagt.
Saa slutter de to en Pagt --:
at lokke paa Sol med Liste,
saa Vinteren Nød maa friste,
at slippe et Kor af Bække,
saa Sangen ham maa forskrække,
at jage ham ud af Luften
med idelig Blomsterduften, --
jeg giver mit Digt til Vaaren!

Translation(s): ENG FRE GER

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • ENG English [singable] (Frederick Corder) , "To Springtime my song I utter"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "J'offre mon poème au printemps", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:21

Line count: 12
Word count: 67

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To Springtime my song I utter

Language: English after the Norwegian (Bokmål)

To Springtime my song I utter,
that back to us he may flutter,
both laden with fancies sweet
in friendly affection meet.
They smile and the sun is brightened;
old winter is scared and frightened;
to join them the brook comes bubbling,
his spirit the song is troubling,
and, chased from their secret bowers,
light winds bring the breath of flowers.
To Springtime my song I utter!

Note: from the Grieg score.

Submitted by Harry Joelson


Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

    [ None yet in the database ]

Text added to the website: 2009-03-22 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:08

Line count: 11
Word count: 67