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Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Frühling kehret wieder,
Und schmücket Berg und Tal;
Schon tönen rings die Lieder
Der süßen Nachtigall.

Wie steiget hoch die Sonne
Ins Himmelblau hinauf,
Verbreitet Lust und Wonne
Auf ihrem weiten Lauf!

Es eilen Schaf' und Rinder
Der grünen Wiese zu;
Es blickt aufs Spiel der Kinder
Der Greis aus seiner Ruh.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lentelied", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Song of spring", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant de printemps", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-01-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:09
Line count: 12
Word count: 53

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Song of spring

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Spring returns
And bedecks hill and valley;
Round about, the songs
Of the sweet nightingale are already ringing out.

How the sun climbs high
Into the blue heavens,
Scattering delight and joy
On its broad journey!

Sheep and cattle hasten
Toward the green meadow;
Upon the playing of children
The old man gazes from out of his rest.

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Text added to the website: 2010-06-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:46
Line count: 12
Word count: 58