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Willkommen, lieber schöner Mai

Language: German (Deutsch)

Willkommen, lieber schöner Mai,
Der unsre Flur verjüngt,
Daß ringsum Laub und Blume neu
Aus vollen Knospen dringt.

Dir tönt der Vögel Lobgesang;
Der ganze Buchenhain
Am Blumenthal ist Silberklang,
Und Bäche murmeln drein.

Roth stehn die Blumen, weiß und blau,
Und Mädchen pflücken sie,
Und tanzen auf der grünen Au:
Ahi, Herr Mai, ahi!

Ihr Busen ist von Blümchen bunt;
Von schöner Melodie
Ertönt, und lacht ihr Rosenmund:
Ahi, Herr Mai, ahi!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludewig Heinrich Christoph Hölty. Besorgt durch seine Freunde Friederich Leopold Grafen zu Stolberg und Johann Heinrich Voß. Hamburg, bei Carl Ernst Bohn. 1783, page 156; and with Musen-Almanach oder poetische Blumenlese für das Jahr 1781. Herausgegeben von Voß und Goekingk. Hamburg, bey Carl Ernst Bohn, page 198.

Note: This is the version published by Voß. The initial version of this poem is different (see below).


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by .

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Meilied", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "Welcome, dear beautiful May", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2006-04-09 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-01-14 10:17:38

Line count: 16
Word count: 73

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Benvingut, estimat i formós mes de maig

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

Benvingut, estimat i formós mes de maig,
que rejoveneixes els nostres camps,
fent que arreu, el fullatge i les flors,
de reblertes poncelles, brostin de nou.

El cant de lloança dels ocells ressona per a tu;
tota la fageda,
a la vall de les flors, és una sonoritat d’argent,
i allí hi mormolen els rierols.

Les flors són vermelles, blanques i blaves,
i les donzelles les cullen
i dansen a les verdes prades:
Ahi, senyor maig, ahi!

Llur pit està acolorit amb floretes;
amb una bella melodia,
ressonen i riuen llurs llavis color de rosa:
ahi, senyor maig, ahi! 

 


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Translations of title(s):
"Willkommen, lieber schöner Mai " = "Benvingut, estimat i formós mes de maig"
"Mailied" = "Cançó de maig"


Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2019 by Salvador Pila, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty (1748 - 1776), "Mailied", written 1773, first published 1781 DUT ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gustav Blasser, Eduard August Grell, Franz Peter Schubert, Johann Abraham Peter Schulz. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2019-06-07 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-06-07 17:01:05

Line count: 16
Word count: 99