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Mailied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Schnee zerrinnt,
Der Mai beginnt,
Die Blüthen keimen
Den Gartenbäumen,
Und Vogelschall
Tönt überall.

Pflückt einen Kranz,
Und haltet Tanz
Auf grünen Auen,
Ihr schönen Frauen,
Pflückt einen Kranz,
Und haltet Tanz.

Wer weiß, wie bald
Die Glocke schallt,
Da wir des Maien
Uns nicht mehr freuen,
Wer weiß, wie bald
Sie, leider, schallt.

Drum werdet froh,
Gott will es so,
Der uns das Leben
Zur Lust gegeben,
Genießt die Zeit,
Die Gott verleiht.


Translation(s): DUT

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludewig Heinrich Christoph Hölty. Nebst Briefen des Dichters herausgegeben von Karl Halm. Leipzig: F.A.Brockhaus, 1869, page 156, and with Ludwig Christoph Heinrich Hölty's Sämtliche Werke kritisch und chronologisch herausgegeben von Wilhelm Michael, Erster Band, Weimar, Gesellschaft der Bibliophilen, 1914, page 130.

This is Hölty's poem in its original version, posthumously printed in the 1869 edition (edited by Halm) and in the 1914 edition (edited by Michael).


Submitted by Andrew Shackleton and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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Set in a modified version by Franz Peter Schubert, Franz Peter Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Victor Hollaender, Max Renner, J. P. Peiser, Eduard August Grell, Carl Adolf Lorenz, Dr., Gustav Blasser, Adolf Reichel.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Lentelied / Meilied", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2006-11-21.
Last modified: 2017-05-17 03:30:40
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