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In Welschland

Language: German (Deutsch)

Hier unter welschen Bäumen,
Orangen und Zitronen,
Wie süss ist's hier zu wohnen,
Wie süss ist's hier zu träumen!

Wie süss ist's hier zu träumen
Von goldnen Jugendspielen,
Wo tausend Wunder fielen
Auf uns von allen Bäumen.

Wie süss, die Zeit verträumen,
Gewiegt vom Arm der Liebe,
Und all das Weltgetriebe,
Den Hass und Neid versäumen!

Die Zeit scheint auch zu säumen,
Versunken in Entzücken.
[Wen]1 Götter so beglücken,
Darf ewig jung sich träumen.

Wie süss ist's hier zu träumen,
Wie süss ist's hier zu wohnen,
Im Dufte von Zitronen
Und von Orangenbäumen!

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Submittor's note: this word was erroneously rendered as "wenn" in the published score. No manuscript (either of the poem or of the song) has this error.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

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

Text added to the website: 2006-12-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:19
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