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Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich sah den Lenz einmal
[Erblühn]1 im schönsten Tal;
Ich sah der Liebe Licht
Im schönsten Angesicht.

Und wandl' ich nun allein
Im Frühling durch den Hain,
Erscheint aus jedem Strauch
Ihr Angesicht mir auch.

Und seh ich sie am Ort
Wo längst der Frühling fort,
So sprießt ein Lenz und schallt
Um ihre süße Gestalt.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Gänsbacher, Krinninger: "Erwacht"; further changes may exist not shown above for Krinninger.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Love's Spring", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Printemps de l'amour", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:38
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Printemps de l'amour

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

Un jour, j'ai vu le printemps
Fleurir dans la plus belle des vallées;
Je voyais la lumière de l'amour
Dans le plus beau des visages.

Et maintenant que seul je parcours
Au printemps les bois,
Dans chaque buisson m'apparaît
Aussi son visage.

Et si je la vois en ce lieu
Depuis longtemps abandonné du printemps,
Un printemps germe et retentit
Autour de sa douce image.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850), "Liebesfrühling", appears in Gedichte, in 4. Viertes Buch, in Liebesklänge ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Anton Averkamp, Carl Banck, Alfred Julius Becher, Max Joseph Beer, Eduard Behm, Leopold Damrosch, Robert Franz, Joseph Gänsbacher, Josef Hofmann, Carl Israël, Friedrich Gustav Jansen, Franz Krinninger, Julius Lammers, Bruno Ramann, Hans Michael Schletterer, Othmar Schoeck, Ferdinand Sieber, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-07-13.
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