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Kleine Blumen, kleine Blätter

Language: German (Deutsch)

Kleine Blumen, kleine Blätter
Streuen mir mit leichter Hand
Gute, junge Frühlings-Götter
Tändelnd auf ein luftig Band.

Zephir, nimm's auf deine Flügel,
Schling's um meiner Liebsten Kleid;
Und so tritt sie vor den Spiegel
All in ihrer Munterkeit.

Sieht mit Rosen sich umgeben,
Selbst wie eine Rose jung.
Einen Blick, geliebtes Leben!
Und ich bin belohnt genug.

Fühle, was dies Herz empfindet,
Reiche frei mir deine Hand,
Und das Band, das uns verbindet,
Sei kein schwaches Rosenband!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE HUN ITA

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Submitted by Jakob Kellner

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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) , "Met een beschilderde band", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Avec un ruban peint", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Con un nastro colorato", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30

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Small flowers, small leaves

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 Small flowers, small leaves
 are strewn for me with a light hand
 by good, young gods of Spring
 toying with an airy ribbon.
 
 Zephyr, put it on your wing,
 loop it around my sweetheart's dress;
 and so she'll step in front of the mirror
 in all her merriment.
 
 She will see herself surrounded by roses,
 herself like a young rose;
 one glance, beloved life!
 and I will have reward enough.
 
 Feel what this heart feels!
 freely reach me your hand,
 and let this ribbon that binds us
 be no weak ribbon of roses.


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Translation of title "Mit einem gemalten Band" = "With a painted ribbon"

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Mit einem gemalten Band", written 1771 DUT FRE HUN ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst Bacon, Ernestine de Bauduin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Blum, Antonie Broich, Otto Fiebach, Friedrich Gernsheim, Georg Göhler, Armin Knab, Fritz Lissauer, Victoire Lyon, Heinrich Meyer, Friedrich August Naubert, Ernst Pepping, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Othmar Schoeck, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Anton Urspruch. Go to the text.

 

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

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