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Mailied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Pflücket Rosen, um das Haar
Schön damit zu kränzen,
Reihe dich, o junge Schar,
Dann zu frohen Tänzen!

Nehmt die Leier von der Wand
Kränzet sie und gebet
Sie dem Sänger in die Hand,
Der sie uns belebet.

Freuet euch, so lang der Mai
Und der Sommer währet;
Nur zu bald sind sie vorbei,
Und der Winter kehret.

Lange müsst ihr dann aufs neu
Bei der Lampe sitzen,
Und bei ew'gem Einerlei
Saurer Arbeit schwitzen.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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R. Schumann sets stanzas 1, 3-4, 1

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Meilied", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "May song", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant de mai", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-01-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:09
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Word count: 75

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