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May Song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Bliss is floating, bliss is floating,
Smiling ev'rywhere;
Floating round the verdant mountain,
Smiling in the glassy fountain,
Bliss is floating,
Smiling, smiling ev'rywhere.

Love is reigning, love is reigning,
Ruling ev'rywhere;
Through the breezy thicket gliding,
In the snowy blossoms hiding,
Love is reigning,
Ruling, ruling ev'rywhere.

Joy is singing, joy is singing,
Shouting far and near;
O'er the flow'ry meadows straying,
Lambs are skipping, children playing,
Joy is singing,
Shouting, shouting far and near.


Submitted by Bertram Kottmann

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty (1748 - 1776), "Erntelied", written 1775, first published 1776 CAT DAN DUT FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ludwig Berger, Gustav Blasser, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Franz Xaver Mozart, Hans Georg Nägeli, Franz Peter Schubert, Friedrich Silcher, Johann Xaver Sterkel, Christopher Ernst Friedrich Weyse. Go to the text.

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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Text added to the website: 2004-12-29 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:11

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