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Die Liebe ist ein Rosenstrauch

Language: German (Deutsch)

  Die Liebe ist ein Rosenstrauch.
      Wo blüht er?
Ei nun, in unserm Garten,
Darin wir zwei, mein Lieb und ich,
Getreulich seiner warten,
wofür er uns aus Dankbarkeit
Alltäglich neue [Rosen beut]1;
Und wenn im Himmel Rosen blühn,
Sie können [kaum noch schöner glühn]2.

  Die Liebe ist ein klarer Bach.
      Wo zieht er?
Ei nun, in unserm Garten.
So viele Wellen, so viel Lust
Und Freuden aller Arten;
Auch spiegelt er die Welt umher,
Als ob sie noch viel schöner wär';
Drauf fahren wir so lustig hin,
Wie Vöglein durch den Himmel ziehn.

  Die Liebe ist ein [heller]3 Stern.
      Wo glüht er?
Ei nun, in unserm Garten.
Ach, Liebchen, sprich, was läßt du mich
Doch oft so lange warten?
Denn seh' ich dich nicht alle Stund,
Des Sternes Glut mein Herz [verwund't]4;
Doch kommst du, steigt er mild herauf,
Als geht im Mai die Sonne auf.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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1 Schumann: "Blumen streut"
2 Schumann: "doch nicht schöner blühn"
3 Schumann, in some editions, "holder"
4 Schumann: "verbrennt"

Submitted by Margo Briessinck


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) , "Tuin der liefde", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David K. Smythe) , "Love's Garden", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Jardin d'amour", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:46

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Word count: 147

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Jardin d'amour

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

L'amour est un buisson de roses.
Où fleurit-il, où fleurit-il ?
Là maintenant, dans notre jardin,
Où nous deux, mon amour et moi,
Nous lui restons fidèles,
Pour cela en remerciement
Chaque jour de nouvelles fleurs se répandent.
Et si au ciel les roses fleurissent,
Pourtant elles ne pourraient pas fleurir plus belles.

L'amour est un clair ruisseau.
Où coule-t-il, où coule-t-il ?
Là maintenant, dans notre jardin,
Tant de vagues, tant de plaisir,
Et toutes sortes de joie.
Aussi il reflète le monde autour
Comme s'il était plus beau.
Sur lui nous naviguons, si heureux,
Comme des oiseaux volent à travers le ciel.

L'amour est une étoile brillante.
Où brille-t-il, où brille-t-il ?
Là maintenant, dans notre jardin,
Ah, chérie, dis-moi, pourquoi me laisses-tu
Attendre souvent si longtemps ?
Car si je ne te vois à chaque heure,
L'éclat de l'étoile brûle mon cœur ;
Mais quand tu arrives, il monte doucement
Comme le soleil se lève en mai.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Robert Reinick (1805 - 1852), "Liebesgarten", appears in Lieder, in Frühling und Liebe, first published 1844 DUT ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Adolf Brandt, Heinrich August Marschner, Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, Joseph Rheinberger, Robert Schumann. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2010-10-26 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:04

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Word count: 160