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Liebliche Blume

Language: German (Deutsch)

 Liebliche Blume, 
 bist du so früh schon 
 Sei mir gegrüsset, 
 [Primula veris!]1

 Leiser denn alle 
 Blumen der Wiese 
 hast du geschlummert,
 liebliche [Blume]2,
 [Primula veris!]1

 Dir nur vernehmbar 
 lockte das erste 
 Sanfte Geflüster
 weckenden Frühlings,
 Primula veris!

 Mir auch im Herzen 
 blühte vor Zeiten,
 schöner denn alle 
 Blumen der Liebe,
 Primula veris!

 Liebliche Blume,
 Primula veris!
 Holde, dich nenn ich
 Blume des Glaubens. 

 Gläubig dem ersten
 Winke des Himmels
 Eilst du entgegen,
 Öffnest die Brust ihm.

 Frühling ist kommen.
 Mögen ihn Fröste,
 Trübende Nebel
 Wieder verhüllen;

 Blume, du glaubst es,
 Daß der ersehnte
 Göttliche Frühling
 Endlich gekommen,

 Öffnest die Brust ihm;
 Aber es dringen
 Lauernde Fröste
 Tödlich ins Herz dir.

 Mag es verwelken!
 Ging doch der Blume
 Gläubige Seele
 Nimmer verloren.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

List of language codes

A. Ritter sets stanzas 1-4 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy sets stanzas 1-2
G. Schreck sets stanzas 1-4 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
G. Schreck sets stanzas 5-10 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
A. Ritter sets stanzas 5-10 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information

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1 Mendelssohn: "Botin des Frühlings"
2 Mendelssohn: "Primel"

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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La prímula", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John H. Campbell) , "Primula Veris", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Primula veris", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2017-09-08 15:49:32

Line count: 46
Word count: 124

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Primula veris

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

 Douce fleur,
 Es-tu déjà si tôt
 Je te salue,
 Primula veris!

 Car doucement
 Toutes les fleurs
 de la prairie
 Tu as éclipsées,
 Primula veris!

 Seule perceptible
 Tu attirais les premiers
 Doux chuchotements
 Du printemps qui s'éveille,
 Primula veris!

 Dans mon cœur aussi
 Les fleurs de l'amour,
 Primula veris!

 Charmante fleur,
 Primula veris!
 Délicate, je t'appelle
 Fleur de la foi.

 Confiant dans le premier
 Signe du ciel
 Presse-toi vers lui,
 Ouvre-lui ton cœur.

 Le printemps arrive.
 Les gelées
 Les sombres brouillards
 Veulent le voiler;

 Fleur, tu le crois,
 Que le tant attendu,
 Divin printemps
 Est enfin arrivé,

 Ouvre-lui ton cœur;
 Mais aux aguets
 La mortelle gelée pénètre
 En ton cœur.

 Puisse-t-elle se faner!
 Et que l'âme confiante
 De la fleur
 Ne se perde jamais.

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Primula veris est le nom latin de la primevère officinale, aussi appelée coucou


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850), "Primula veris", appears in Gedichte, in 1. Erstes Buch, in Oden CAT DUT ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Albert Ernst Anton Becker, Gheorghe Dima, Anton Eberhardt, Philipp Hartung, Ferdinand von Hiller, Alexis Holländer, Arno Kleffel, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Richard Metzdorff, Friedrich Oelschlaeger, Alexander Ritter, Gustav Schreck, Karl Weigl, Conrad Wothe. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-09-16 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:22

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Word count: 128