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Language: German (Deutsch)

Blaue, blaue Luft, grüner, grüner Wald!
Es zittern die Blumen im Sonnenschein
und winken und möchten gebrochen sein.
Mädchen wohin? In den Wald.

Nachtigallklang, Lerchengesang
und all das Sehnen in treuer Brust
löst sich in Leben und Lieb' und Lust.
Strömt jubelnd, jubelnd dahin im Gesang,
Grüner, grüner Wald und Nachtigallklang.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by Barbara Miller


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chant de printemps", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , title 1: "Song of spring", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-01-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:35
Line count: 9
Word count: 51

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Chant de printemps

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

L'air bleu, bleu, la forêt verte, verte !
Les fleurs tremblent dans l'éclat du soleil,
Et font des signes et voudraient être cueillies.
Où sont les jeunes filles ? Dans la forêt.

Le cri du rossignol, le chant de l'alouette
Et tout le désir dans le sein fidèle
Se dissout dans la vie, l'amour et le plaisir.
Il coule joyeusement, joyeusement là-bas en chantant.
La forêt verte, verte et le cri du rossignol.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Wilhelm Hensel (1794 - 1861) ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2010-12-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:10
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Word count: 73