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Es streckt der Wald die Zweige so grün

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es streckt der Wald die Zweige so grün
In den blauen Frühlingsmorgen,
Die Gipfel [im duftigen Lichte]1 erblüh'n,
Die Stämme im Schatten geborgen.

Da sprengen die lustigen Reiter herein,
Die flatternden [Fähnlein]2 fliegen;
Es schmettern die Hörner Lieder darein,
Die klingend im Walde sich wiegen.

[Und wie es wallt, und wie es schallt]3
In brausendem Jugendgeflute,
O du stolzer grünender Frühlingswald,
So waldgrün wird mir zu Muthe!

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Confirmed with Dichtungen eines Rheinischen Poeten, Band 1: Mein Herz ist am Rheine. Liederbuch von Wolfgang Müller von Königswinter, Vierte vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage, Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1871, p. 23.

Note: modernized spelling would change "Muthe" to "Mute"
1 Franz: "in hellem Glanz"
2 Franz: "Fähnelein"
3 Franz: "Und wie es nun wallt, und wie es nun schallt"

Submitted by Rudi Spring


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