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Es grünet ein Nußbaum vor dem Haus

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es [grünet]1 ein Nußbaum vor dem Haus,
Breitet er blättrig die [Äste]2 aus.

Viel liebliche Blüten stehen dran;
Kommen, sie herzlich zu umfahn.

Es flüstern je zwei zu zwei gepaart,
Zierlich zum Kusse die Häuptchen zart.

Sie flüstern von einem Mägdlein, das
Tagelang, wüsste]3, ach! selber nicht was.

Sie flüstern - wer mag verstehn so gar
[Weise]4? -
Flüstern von Bräut'gam und nächstem Jahr.

Das Mägdlein horchet, es rauscht im Baum;
Sinkt es lächelnd in Schlaf und Traum.


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Confirmed with Julius Mosen, Gedichte, zweite vermehrte Auflage, Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, 1843, pages 122-123

1 Freudenberg: "steht"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Schumann: "Blätter", although sometimes left as "Äste"
3 Schumann: "die Nächte / und Tage lang, wusste"
4 Schumann: "Weis'"

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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) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , "El noguer", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De notenboom", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "The nut-tree", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le noyer", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il noce", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Il noce

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

E' tutto verde il noce davanti alla casa,
e, attorno, allarga la sua chioma frondosa.
Di fiori delicati è  tutto ricoperto,
Li accarezzano con tenero affetto.
Sussurrano i fiori, a due a due accoppiati,
ai baci del vento, i piccoli capi. 
Sussurrano di una fanciulla che stava 
di notte
di giorno, senza sapere che cosa.
Sussurrano -- chi può mai capire che cosa
dal tono
che l'anno venturo è promessa la sposa.
Ascolta la fanciulla, stormisce la pianta;
con desiderio
e speranza
lei sogna e sorride, e poi si addormenta.

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