by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Rosenzeit! wie schnell vorbei
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Rosenzeit! wie schnell vorbei,
    Schnell vorbei 
Bist du doch gegangen!
Wär' mein Lieb' nur blieben treu,
    Blieben treu,
Sollte mir nicht bangen.

Um die Ernte wohlgemut,
    Wohlgemut
Schnitterrinnen singen.
Aber, ach! mir [kranken]1 Blut,
    Mir [kranken]1 Blut
Will nichts mehr gelingen.

Schleiche so durch's Wiesental,
    So durch's Tal,
Als im Traum verloren,
nach dem Berg, da tausendmal,
    Tausendmal,
Er mir Treu' geschworen.

Oben auf des Hügels Rand, 
    Abgewandt,
Wein' ich bei der Linde;
An dem Hut mein Rosenband, 
    Von seiner Hand,
Spielet in dem Winde.

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Note: written for the novel Maler Nolten, in which it had the title "Refrain-Liedchen"
1 1877 version, also used by E. Kauffmann and Wetzel: "krankem"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Agnes", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Time of roses! How quickly past", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Agnès", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Agnese", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Agnes
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Rozentijd, hoe snel voorbij,
Snel voorbij 
ben jij toch gegleden!
Was mijn lief nog trouw aan mij,
trouw aan mij,
'k Had voor vrees geen reden.
 
Bij het oogsten blijgezind,
Blijgezind 
hoor ‘k de maaisters zingen.
Maar ocharm, mij kranke kind,
mij kranke kind,
Falen alle dingen.
 
‘k Sluip daarom door ‘t weidendal,
Zo door ’t dal, 
als een droomverdoofde,
Naar de berg, waar duizendmaal
duizendmaal
Hij mij trouw beloofde.
 
Boven op de heuvelrand, 
opgebrand,
Schrei ik bij de linde;
Aan mijn hoed de rozenband, 
zijn liefdespand,
Fladdert in de winden.

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