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Frühlingsbote! Schmetterling!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Frühlingsbote! Schmetterling!
Sanft wie Zephirs lindes Wehen,
Schmeichelnd wie der Liebe Flehen,
Flatterst du mit leichtem Sinn
Durch die Blumenwelt dahin!

Frühlingsbote! Schmetterling!
Mit des Schmeichelns süßem Kosen
Gaukelst du um junge Rosen,
Wendest dann mit Männersinn,
Dich zu andern Blumen hin!

Frühlingsbote! Schmetterling!
Ist dein ganzes Leben Scherz,
Fesselt nichts dein kleines Herz,
O so nenne nicht die Triebe
Deiner Flatterseele Liebe!

Frühlingsbote! Schmetterling!
Bunter Wechsel scheint dein Ziel,
Aber grausam ist dies Spiel.
Ach! ein Schmetterling wie du
Nahm mir tändelnd meine Ruh'!

Translation(s): ENG

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) (Harald Krebs) , title 1: "Butterfly", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-11-10.
Last modified: 2017-03-14 13:22:48
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Word count: 85

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