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Komm, lieber Mai, und mache

Language: German (Deutsch)

Komm, lieber Mai, und mache
Die Bäume wieder grün,
Und laß mir an dem Bache
Die kleinen Veilchen blühn!
Wie möcht ich doch so gerne
Ein Veilchen wieder sehn,
Ach, lieber Mai, wie gerne
Einmal spazieren gehn!

Zwar Wintertage haben
Wohl auch der Freuden viel;
Man kann im Schnee eins traben
Und treibt manch Abendspiel,
Baut Häuserchen von Karten,
Spielt Blindekuh und Pfand;
Auch gibt's wohl Schlittenfahrten
Auf's liebe freie Land.

Doch wenn die Vöglein singen
Und wir dann froh und flink
Auf grünen Rasen springen,
Das ist ein ander Ding!
Jetzt muß mein Steckenpferdchen
Dort in dem Winkel stehn;
Denn draußen in dem Gärtchen
Kann man vor Kot nicht gehn.

Am meisten aber dauert
Mich Lottchens Herzeleid;
Das arme Mädchen lauert
Recht auf die Blumenzeit;
Umsonst hol ich ihr Spielchen
Zum Zeitvertreib herbei,
Sie sitzt in ihrem Stühlchen
Wie's Hühnchen auf dem Ei.

Ach, wenn's doch erst gelinder
Und grüner draußen wär!
Komm, lieber Mai, wir Kinder,
Wir bitten dich gar sehr!
O komm und bring vor allen
Uns viele Veilchen mit,
Bring auch viel Nachtigallen
Und schöne Kuckucks mit!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA

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W. Mozart sets stanzas 1-2, 5

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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)

Settings in other languages:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), [adaptation] by Robert Alexander Schumann.

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Come, dear May, and make the trees green again", copyright ©
  • DAN Danish (Dansk) (D. Jæger) , title 1: "Kom, maj du søde, milde"
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title unknown, copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , title 1: "Kevään kaipuu", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Nostalgie du printemps", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Vieni, amato maggio", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Verlangen naar de lente", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Verlangen naar de lente

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Kom, lieve Mei, besproeien
De bomen weer met groen,
En laat aan 't beekje bloeien
Viooltjes, tien miljoen!
Wat zag ik toch weer gaarne
Een mooi viooltje staan,
Ach, lieve Mei, hoe gaarne
Zou 'k weer eens wand'len gaan!
 
Ja, ook de winterdagen
Verschaffen vreugde wel;
Men kan in sneeuw ronddraven,
Speelt vaak een avondspel,
Bouwt woninkjes van kaarten,
Speelt blindeman en pand;
Ook zijn er sledevaarten
Op 't mooie vrije land.
 
Maar als de vogels zingen
En wij weer blij en flink
Op 't groene gras rondspringen,
Dat is een ander ding!
Nu moet mijn stokpaard Teuntje
Daar in een hoekje staan;
Want buiten in het tuintje
Kan men door 't vuil niet gaan.
 
Dat Lotje zo moet wachten,
Is wat het meest mij spijt;
Ik zie haar hevig smachten,
Echt, naar de bloementijd;
Vergeefs maak 'k uit haar boeltje
Voor haar een speeltje vrij;
Zij zit maar in haar stoeltje
Als 'n hennetje op haar ei.
 
Och, wou de kou maar mind'ren,
Kwam buiten 't groen maar terug!
Kom, lieve Mei, wij kind'ren,
Wij smeken je: kom vlug!
O kom, en breng speciaal dan
Heel veel viooltjes mee,
Breng zang van nachtegalen
En mooi gekoekoek mee!


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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2011 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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