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Mit dem grünen Lautenbande

Language: German (Deutsch)

»Schad' um das schöne grüne Band,
Daß es verbleicht hier an der Wand,
Ich hab' das Grün so gern!«
So sprachst du, Liebchen, heut zu mir;
Gleich knüpf' ich's ab und send' es dir:
Nun hab' das Grüne gern!

Ist auch dein ganzer Liebster weiß,
Soll Grün doch haben seinen Preis,
Und ich auch hab' es gern.
Weil unsre Lieb' ist [immergrün]1,
Weil grün der Hoffnung Fernen blühn,
Drum haben wir es gern.

Nun [schlingst du]2 in die Locken dein
Das grüne Band gefällig ein,
Du hast ja's Grün so gern.
Dann weiß ich, wo die Hoffnung [wohnt]3,
Dann weiß ich, wo die Liebe thront,
Dann hab' ich's Grün erst gern.


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Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Erstes Bändchen. Zweite Auflage. Deßau 1826. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, page 29; and with Sieben und siebzig Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Dessau, 1821. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, page 30.

1 Müller (1821 edition), and Schubert: "immer grün"
2 Müller (1821 edition), and Schubert: "schlinge"
3 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "grünt"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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) , "Amb la cinta verda del llaüt", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Met het groene luitenlint", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "With the Green Lute-ribbon", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Se vihreä luutunnauha", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Avec le ruban vert du luth", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Athanasios Papaisiou) , "Με την πράσινη κορδέλα του λαούτου", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Col nastro verde del liuto", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "라우테의 녹색 리본", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Avec le ruban vert du luth

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

"C'est dommage pour le joli ruban vert,
Qu'il pâlisse ici sur le mur,
J'aime tant le vert !"
Ainsi as-tu dit, ma bien-aimée, aujourd'hui !
Je vais le détacher et te l'envoyer :
Maintenant aime le vert !
Même si ton amant est tout blanc,
Le vert peut avoir son prix,
Et je l'aime aussi.
Parce que notre amour est toujours vert,
Parce que l'espoir au loin fleurit en vert,
Nous l'aimons tous les deux.
Maintenant noue dans tes boucles
Plaisamment le ruban vert,
Tu aimes tant le vert.
Alors je saurai où l'espoir habite,
Alors je saurai où l'amour trône,
Alors j'aimerai vraiment le vert.

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