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Schön ist das Fest des Lenzes

Language: German (Deutsch)

Schön ist das Fest des Lenzes,
Doch währt es nur der Tage drei.
Hast du ein Lieb', [bekränz']1 es
Mit Rosen, eh' sie geh'n vorbei!

Hast du ein Glas, kredenz' es,
O Schenk, und singe mir dabei:
Schön ist das Fest des Lenzes,
Doch währt es nur der Tage drei.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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1 Hauptmann: "so kränz' "

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

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Mooi is het feest der lente", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , "Beautiful is the feast of spring", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Belle est la fête du printemps", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Beautiful is the feast of spring

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Beautiful is the feast of spring,
yet it lasts only three days.
If you have a love, crown her
with roses before they are gone.

If you have a glass, set it up,
fill it, and sing at the same time:
Beautiful is the feast of spring,
yet it lasts only three days.


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Text added to the website: 2008-05-28 00:00:00.
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