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Du junges Grün, du frisches Gras!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du junges Grün, du frisches Gras!
[Wie]1 manches Herz durch dich genas,
Das von des Winters Schnee erkrankt,
O wie mein Herz nach dir verlangt!

Schon [brichst]2 du aus der Erde Nacht,
Wie dir mein Aug' entgegen lacht! 
[Hier in des Waldes stillem Grund
Drück' ich dich, Grün, an Herz und Mund.]3

[Wie treibt's]4 mich von den Menschen fort!
Mein Leid, das [hebt]5 kein Menschenwort,
Nur junges Grün ans Herz gelegt,
Macht, daß mein Herze stiller schlägt.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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1 von Wilm: "So"
2 von Wilm: "steigst"; Schumann: "wächst"
3 Linke: "Und hier im stillen Waldesgrund / Drück' ich dich warm an Herz und Mund."
4 von Wilm: "Es treibt"
5 von Wilm: "heilt"

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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Verd primerenc", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Eerste groen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Primo verde", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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Eerste groen

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

O voorjaarsgroen, o dauwfris gras!
Hoe menig hart door jou genas,
Dat, door de wintersneeuw verlamd,
O, als mijn hart naar jou verlangt!
Reeds schiet jij op uit aardes nacht,
Zie hoe mijn oog je tegenlacht!
Hier in het bos, op stille grond,
Druk ik jou, groen, aan hart en mond.
Hoe jaagt mij weg van mensenoord
Mijn leed! Hier helpt geen mensenwoord!
Slechts jong groen gras, aan 't hart gevlijd,
Maakt dat mijn hart wat minder strijdt.

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Note: this is a singable translation for Schumann's setting.


  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2012 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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Text added to the website: 2012-08-02.
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