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Im Garten

Language: German (Deutsch)

Weisser Hollunder rings um mich her
Und verblühender Flieder,
Goldregen hängt die Blüten schwer
Über den Zaum hernieder.

Und die Sonne scheint durchs Geäst
Golden auf meine Wege,
Maisenpärchen fliegen zum Nest
Aus dem grünen Gehege.

Und ich schau über waldige Höh'n
Still in die träumende Weite.
Blühende Erde, wie wärst du so schön,
Stände mein Lieb mir zur Seite.

Translation(s): ENG

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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 Berta Bock (1857 - 1945), "Im Garten", op. 7 (Vier Lieder für eine Singstimme mit Klavier) no. 2, published c1910 [voice and piano], Leipzig: Fritz Schuberth Jr. [ sung text checked 1 time]

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "In the garden", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2019-04-30 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-04-30 10:18:18

Line count: 12
Word count: 60

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In the garden

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

White elderflower round about me
And fading lilac blossoms,
Forsythia lets its blooms hang heavily
Down over the fence.

And, golden, the sun shines through
The branches upon my pathways,
Pairs of chickadees fly to their nests
From out of the green enclosure.

And quietly I look across forested heights
Into the dreaming distance.
Blossoming world, how lovely you would be
If my beloved were standing by my side.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Maidy Koch (1875 - 1966)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Berta Bock. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2019-05-11 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-11 02:57:35

Line count: 12
Word count: 69