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Es grünet ein Nußbaum vor dem Haus

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es grünet ein Nußbaum vor dem Haus,
Breitet er blättrig die [Äste]1 aus.

Viel liebliche Blüten stehen dran;
Kommen, sie herzlich zu umfahn.

Es flüstern je zwei zu zwei gepaart,
Zierlich zum Kusse die Häuptchen zart.

Sie flüstern von einem Mägdlein, das
Tagelang, wüsste]2, ach! selber nicht was.

Sie flüstern - wer mag verstehn so gar
[Weise]3? -
Flüstern von Bräut'gam und nächstem Jahr.

Das Mägdlein horchet, es rauscht im Baum;
Sinkt es lächelnd in Schlaf und Traum.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Julius Mosen, Gedichte, zweite vermehrte Auflage, Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, 1843, pages 122-123

1 Schumann: "Blätter", although sometimes left as "Äste"
2 Schumann: "die Nächte / und Tage lang, wusste"
3 Schumann: "Weis'"

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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , "El noguer", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De notenboom", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The walnut tree", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "The nut-tree", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le noyer", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il noce", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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El noguer

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

Verdeja un noguer davant de la casa, 
extenent les seves branques plenes de fulles.

Moltes flors amoroses són allà;
vénen, per acariciar-les carinyosament.

Xiuxiuegen aparellades de dues en dues,
gràcilment per besar els sus tendres capets.

Xiuxiuegen d'una noia
Que pensava 
Les nits
I el llarg del dia, sense saber, ai! ni ella mateixa el què!

Elles xiuxiuegen -- qui comprèn tan 
cançó? -
Xiuxiuegen sobre el promès I el pròxim any.

La noia escolta, hi ha murmuris a l'arbre;
caient somrient en el son i el somni.

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Text added to the website: 2011-09-27.
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