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Du junges Grün, du frisches Gras!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du junges Grün, du frisches Gras!
[Wie]1 manches Herz durch dich genas,
Das von des Winters Schnee erkrankt,
O wie mein Herz nach dir verlangt!

Schon [brichst]2 du aus der Erde Nacht,
Wie dir mein Aug' entgegen lacht! 
[Hier in des Waldes stillem Grund
Drück' ich dich, Grün, an Herz und Mund.]3

[Wie treibt's]4 mich von den Menschen fort!
Mein Leid, das [hebt]5 kein Menschenwort,
Nur junges Grün ans Herz gelegt,
Macht, daß mein Herze stiller schlägt.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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1 von Wilm: "So"
2 von Wilm: "steigst"; Schumann: "wächst"
3 Linke: "Und hier im stillen Waldesgrund / Drück' ich dich warm an Herz und Mund."
4 von Wilm: "Es treibt"
5 von Wilm: "heilt"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Verd primerenc", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Eerste groen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Primo verde", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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Primo verde

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Tu giovane verde, tu erba fresca!
Quanti cuori per te guariscono,
che soffrivano per la neve dell'inverno,
o come il mio cuore ti desidera!

Già appena ti desti dalla notte della terra,
come sorride a te il mio sguardo!
Qui nel quieto fondo del bosco,
ti premo, verde, sul cuore e sulla bocca.

Che voglia di allontanarmi dalla gente!
Il mio dolore, parola umana non conforta:
solo il giovane verde sul mio cuore
lo fa battere più sereno.

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Text added to the website: 2006-03-30.
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