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Im Rosenbusch die Liebe schlief

Language: German (Deutsch)

Im Rosenbusch die Liebe schlief,
Der Frühling kam, der Frühling rief;
Die Liebe hört's, die Lieb' erwacht,
Schaut aus der Knosp' hervor und lacht,
Und denkt, zu zeitig möcht's [halt]1 sein
Und schläft [drum]2 ruhig wieder ein.

Der Frühling aber läßt nicht nach,
Er küßt sie jeden Morgen wach,
Er kos't mit ihr von früh bis spät,
Bis sie ihr Herz geöffnet hat
Und seine heiße Sehnsucht stillt,
Und jeden Sonneblick vergilt.

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Hoffmann's von Fallersleben Gesammelte Werke; Zweiter Band : Lyrische Gedichte : Liebesleben Fortsetzung, Kinderleben, Berlin, F. Fontane, 1891, p. 54.

1 Franz: "wohl"
2 Franz: "dann"

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  • ENG English [singable] (Gwendolen Gore) , "Spring's wooing"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Primavera e amore", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Primavera e amore

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Nel rosaio dorme la dea dell'Amore,
venne l'Aprile, l'Aprile chiamò;
l'Amore sente, l'Amore si sveglia,
guarda fuorii dai boccioli e ride.
E pensa di essere ancora in tempo
e si addormenta di nuovo, tranquilla.

Ma l'Aprile non la lascia in pace,
la sveglia ogni mattina con un bacio,
amoreggia con lei continuamente,
fin che lei apre il suo cuore
e spegne il suo ardente desiderio,
e ricambia ogni sguardo di sole.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1798 - 1874), "Frühling und Liebe", appears in Lyrische Gedichte, in Dichterleben, in Jahre es politischen Kämpfe ENG ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Jacques Blumenthal, Otto Claudius, Franz Decker, Otto Dorn, Gustav Flügel, Robert Franz, Jan Karol Gall, Mathilde Hackenberg, Carl Hauer, August Horn, Friedrich Wilhelm Jähns, Jindrich z Albestu Kaan, Theodor Fürchtegott Kirchner, Franz Paul Lachner, Eduard Lassen, Heinrich August Marschner, Ludvig Norman, Carl Stör, Ewald Straesser. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2008-03-05.
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