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Steh' auf und öffne das Fenster schnell

Language: German (Deutsch)

Steh' auf und öffne das Fenster schnell,
Es lacht der Morgen so frisch, so hell,
Und unten im kleinen Garten
Sind Leute, die Deiner warten.1

Die Veilchen kamen über Nacht,
Hoffärtig breit sich die Tulpe macht,
Und träumend auf und nieder
Schwankt schon der blaue Flieder.1

Die [Ärmsten]2 haben keine Ruh',
[An's Fenster blicken sie immerzu]3,
Sie glauben nicht an des Lenzes Wehen,
Bis sie die holde Rose gesehen.4

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Taubert inserts: "Steh' auf, steh' auf, steh' auf!"
2 Taubert: "Armen"
3 Taubert: "Sie blicken an's Fenster immerzu"
4 Taubert inserts: "Holde Rose, steh' auf, steh' auf!"

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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Morning serenade", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-03-04 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:20
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Word count: 69

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Morning serenade

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Arise and open your window quickly,
The morning is smiling so freshly, so brightly,
And down in the little garden
Are people who are waiting for you. 1

The violets came overnight,
Arrogantly the tulip spreads its petals,
And dreamily back and forth
The blue lilac is already swaying. 1

The poor things have no peace,
They gaze up to the window constantly,
They do not believe in the breezes of springtime
Until they have seen the lovely rose. 2

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English song title (Taubert): "Lovely rose, arise!"

1 Taubert inserts: "Arise, arise, arise!"
2 Taubert inserts: "Lovely rose, arise, arise!"


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Albert Träger (1830 - 1912), "Morgenständchen"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Clementine Becker, Jan Willem Frans Brandts-Buys, Paul Hoppe, Adolf Jensen, Alfred Kayl, Arno Kleffel, Henriette Müller Marion, Carl Mengewein, Erik Meyer-Helmund, Ladislaus Pachulski, Eugen Philips, Joachim Raff, Moritz Scharf, Bruno Schmidt, Wilhelm Taubert, Bogumil Zepler. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-09-01 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:19
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