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Spring Song. To the  woods away

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

To the woods away, come let us stray;
Oh stay not, delay not .
Old winter hides his hoary head;
The dazzling snow no more can lie;
The crystal stream flows in his bed;
The glowing sun is seen on high.

To the woods away, come let us stray;
Oh stay not, delay not.
The trees put on their vernal hue;
The birds prepare their warbling strains;
The flow'rs begin to drink the dew,
And spring's fresh verdure decks the plains.

To the woods away, come let us stray;
Oh stay not, delay not.
The cuckoo seeks a new abode,
And cheerful calls its long-lost mate;
The bleating flocks in merry mood,
Now welcome spring with joy elate.

To the woods away, come let us stray;
Oh stay not, delay not.
Reviving nature calls us out;
Invites with tuneful birds to sing;
With merry dance and joyous shout
We'll hail and welcome in the spring.

Submitted by Bertram Kottmann


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Wilhelm Müller (1794 - 1827), "Frühlingseinzug", appears in Lyrische Reisen und epigrammatische Spaziergänge, in Frühlingskranz FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Banck, Bertha von Brukenthal, August Bungert, Ernst Hans Fährmann, Gustav Wilhelm Ferdinand Gäbler, Eduard August Grell, Ferdinand von Hiller, Fritz Lissauer, Carl Lührss, Wilhelm Rosenberg, Ernst Rudorff, Friedrich Silcher, Paul Stöbe, Heinrich Triest. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2005-09-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:14
Line count: 24
Word count: 155

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