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Nun stehn die Rosen in Blüte

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nun [stehn]1 die Rosen in Blüte, 
Da wirft die [Lieb']2 ein Netzlein aus. 
Du schwanker, loser Falter, 
Du hilfst dir nimmer heraus!

Und wenn ich wäre gefangen 
In dieser [jungen]3 Rosenzeit, 
Und wär's die Haft der Liebe, 
Ich müßte vergehen vor Leid.

Ich mag nicht [sehnen und]4 sorgen; 
Durch blühende Wälder schweift mein Lauf. 
Die [luft'gen]5 Lieder fliegen 
Bis in die Wipfel hinauf.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Der Jungbrunnen. Neue Märchen von einem fahrenden Schüler, Berlin, Verlag von Alexander Duncker, 1850, page 6.

1 Grimm, Schumann: "stehen"
2 Schumann: "Liebe"
3 Grimm: "schönen"
4 Schumann: "sehen und" (typo?) ; Grimm: "sehnen, nicht"
5 Schumann: "lustigen" (typo?)

Submitted by Ted Perry and 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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Robert Kahn, Georg Schumann.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , "Now the roses are blooming", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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