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Frühzeitiger Frühling

Language: German (Deutsch)

Tage der Wonne,
Kommt ihr so bald?
Schenkt mir die Sonne
Hügel und Wald?
Reichlicher fließen
Bächlein zumal,
Sind es die Wiesen?
Ist es das Thal?
Blauliche Frische!
Himmel und Höh!
Goldene Fische
Wimmeln im See.
Buntes Gefieder
Rauschet im Hain;
Himmlische Lieder
Schallen darein.
Unter des Grünen
Blühender Kraft,
Naschen die Bienen
Summend am Saft.
Leise Bewegung
Bebt in der Luft,
Reizende Regung
Schläfernder Duft.
Mächtiger rühret
Bald sich ein Hauch,
Doch er verlieret
Gleich sich im Strauch.
Aber zum Busen
Kehrt er zurück,
Helfet, ihr Musen,
Tragen das Glück!
Saget seit gestern
Wie mir geschah?
Liebliche Schwestern,
Liebchen ist da!

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE FRL GRE

List of language codes

Confirmed with: Goethe’s sämmtliche Werke, Erster Band, Paris: Tétot Frères, 1836, page 14.

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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), [adaptation] ; composed by Josephine Lang.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Vroege lente", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Early spring", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Printemps précoce", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRL Friulian (Ermes Culos) , "Buntìmp di primavera", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , "Πρώιμη άνοιξη", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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