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Muntrer Bach, was rauschst Du so?

Language: German (Deutsch)

Muntrer Bach, was rauschst Du so?
Rauschst so lauter, klar und froh;
Wirfst den hellen Silberschaum
An der Ufer grünen Saum -
   "Meinen Blumen, die da lauschen,
   Muß ich frohe Botschaft rauschen,
   Daß der Mai gekommen ist!"

Lerche hoch in Sonnenschein,
O wie jubelst Du so rein!
Steigst mit Liedern himmelan,
Daß der Blick nicht folgen kann -
   "Hoch gen Himmel muß ichs bringen,
   Und den Wolken muß ichs singen,
   Daß der Mai gekommen ist!"

Liebes Herz in voller Brust,
O was [klopfst]1 Du so in Lust?
Und in ungestümem Drang
Jubelst Du so selig bang? -
   "Laß mich jubeln, laß mich klagen,
   Laß mich klopfen, laß mich schlagen,
   Weil der Mai gekommen ist!"

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1 Hiller: "klagst"

Submitted by Harry Joelson


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