by Detlev von Liliencron (1844 - 1909)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Maienkätzchen, erster Gruß
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE NOR
Maienkätzchen, erster Gruß,
Ich breche [euch]1 und stecke [euch]1
An meinen alten Hut.

Maienkätzchen, erster Gruß,
Einst brach ich [euch]1 und steckte [euch]1
Der Liebsten an den Hut.

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1 Pfitzner: "dich"

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Catkins, first greeting", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Profonde nostalgie", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Dyp lengsel", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:39
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Word count: 28

Catkins, first greeting
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Catkins, first greeting;
 I break you off and stick you
 in my old hat.

 Catkins, first greeting,
 Once I broke you off and stuck you
 in my sweetheart's hat.

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:39
Line count: 6
Word count: 30