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Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein Blümlein welkt im Garten
   In stiller Traurigkeit;
Wer will sein sorgsam warten
   In dieser rauhen Zeit?
Komm, Blümlein, laß dich pflücken;
   Eh noch dein Glanz erstirbt,
Sollst du das Herz mir schmücken,
   Das bald wie du verdirbt!
Bald stirbt an unserm Leide
   Die letzte Wurzel ab,
Dann leget man uns beide
   In ein gemeinsam Grab.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with: Lieder von Niclas Müller, eingeleitet von Gustav Schwab, Stuttgart und Tübingen: Verlag der Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1837, page 88.

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)

  • by Josephine Lang (1815 - 1880), "Blumentrauer ", op. 34[36] (Drei Lieder) no. 3, published 1872 [voice and piano], Berlin, Schlesinger’sche Buch- und Musikhandlung [
     text verified 1 time

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The sorrow of the flowers", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-12-21.
Last modified: 2015-07-02 20:54:52
Line count: 12
Word count: 56

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The sorrow of the flowers

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

A little flower wilts in the garden
   In quiet sorrow!
Who shall attend to its needs
   In these rough times?
Come little flower, let me pick you;
   Before your brilliancy fades
You shall adorn my heart,
   Which, like you, shall soon decay!
Soon the last rootlet of our suffering
   Shall die back,
Then they shall lay the two of us
   Into a shared grave.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Niklas Müller (1809 - 1875), "Blumentrauer"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Josephine Lang. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2006-12-21.
Last modified: 2015-07-02 20:55:14
Line count: 12
Word count: 64