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Wer hat euch gesagt, ihr Birken

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wer hat euch gesagt, ihr Birken,
Schön das weiße Kleid zu wirken
Und den Kranz zu tun ins Haar,
Wie die Maid am Traualtar?

"Seit uns Sonnenstrahlen küssten,
Ist uns so, als ob wir müssten,
Da doch jeder, der verliebt,
Schön zu sein sich Mühe gibt."

Nun, so will ich mit euch Bäumen
Auch ein weißes Kleid mir säumen,
Will mir flechten einen Kranz,
Denn ich steh' in Liebe ganz.

Translation(s): ENG

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Who told you, you birches", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-05-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:13
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Word count: 70

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