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Gern am kühlen Waldessaume

Language: German (Deutsch)

Gern am kühlen Waldessaume,
Weil' ich und gedenke dein;
Ueber mir im blüh'nden Baume
Singt sein Lied ein Vögelein.

Ströme, kleine Liederseele,
All' dein Sehnen in den Duft!
Weißt du doch, daß eine Kehle
Tief im Busch dir Antwort ruft;

Weißt, daß zwischen dichten Zweigen
Sie dich lockt zum Neste bald,
Während in dem Frühlingsreigen
Ungehört mein Lied verhallt.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Georg Scherer, vierte, vermehrte Auflage, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Berlin, Wien: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1894, page 141

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)

  • by Ignaz Brüll (1846 - 1907), "Gern am kühlen Waldessaume", op. 78 (Vier Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 2, published 1898 [voice and piano], Langensalza, Beyer & Söhne [ sung text verified 1 time]

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Happily at the cool edge of the forest", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-08-07.
Last modified: 2017-07-20 15:15:33
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