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Und wenn die Primel schneeweiß blickt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Und wenn die Primel schneeweiß blickt
[am Bach]1 aus dem Wiesengrund,
[wenn]2 die Kirschblüt nickt 
und die Vöglein pfeifen im Wald allstund:
da flickt der Fischer das Netz [in Ruh],
denn der See liegt heiter im Sonnenglanz;
da sucht das Mädel die [Schuh]3
und schnürt das Mieder sich eng zum Tanz,
und denket still,
ob der Liebste nicht kommen will.

Es klingt die Fiedel, es brummt der Baß
der Dorfschulz sitzet im Schank beim Wein,
die Tänzer drehn sich ohne Unterlaß 
[An der Lind', an der Lind',]4 im Abendschein.
Und geht's nach Haus um [Mitter]nacht,
Glüh-Würmchen trägt das Laternchen vor;
da küßt [er]5 sein Dirnel sacht
und sagt ihr leis ein Wörtchen ins Ohr,
und sie denken beid':
o du selige [fröhliche] Maienzeit!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE POR

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1 Schumann: "am Bach, am Bach"
2 Schumann: "und wenn am Baum"
3 Schumann: "rote Schuh"
4 omitted by Schumann
5 Schumann: "der Bube er"

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Landelijk lied", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Spring", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Printemps", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "Canção campestre", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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