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Heute will ich frölich, frölich seyn

Language: German (Deutsch)

Heute will ich frölich, frölich seyn,
  Keine Weis' und keine Sitte hören;
Will mich wälzen, und für Freude schrein,
  Und der König soll mir das nicht wehren;

Denn er kommt mit seiner Freuden Schaar
  Heute aus der Morgenröthe Hallen,
Einen Blumenkranz um Brust und Haar
  Und auf seiner Schulter Nachtigallen;

Und sein Antlitz ist ihm roth und weis,
  Und er träuft von Thau und Duft und Seegen -
Ha! mein Thyrsus sey ein Knoßpenreis,
  Und so tauml' ich meinen Freund' entgegen.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with ASMUS omnia sua SECUM portans, oder Sämmtliche Werke des Wandsbecker Bothen, I. und II. Theil. Beym Verfasser, und in Commißion bey Fr. Perthes in Hamburg. [1774], page 194; and with Poetische Blumenlese Auf das Jahr 1775. Göttingen und Gotha bey Johann Christian Dieterich, page 97.

First published in Der Deutsche, sonst Wandsbecker Bothe. Ao. 1774. No. 84. Freytags, den 27ten May.


Submitted by Emily Ezust and Peter Rastl

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Op de eerste meimorgen", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , "Today I want to be happy, happy", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le premier matin de mai", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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