by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Christakis Poumbouris

Der Strauß, den ich gepflücket
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG FRE FRE GRE ITA NOR
Der Strauß, den ich [gepflücket]1,
[Grüße]2 dich viel tausendmal!
Ich [habe]3 mich oft gebücket,
Ach, wohl eintausendmal,
Und ihn ans Herz gedrücket
[Wie]4 hunderttausendmal!

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1 Curschmann, Wolf, Zelter: "gepflückt"
2 Hiller: "Grüss' "
3 Graener, Hiller: "hab' "
4 Webern: "Viel"


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The bouquet that I have picked", copyright ©
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "Blomsterhilsen", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Salutation des fleurs", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Catherine Beloin) , title 1: "Salut de fleurs", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Saluto floreale", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , title 1: "Floral greeting", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
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Μπουκέτο ’χω τρυγήσει
Language: Greek (Ελληνικά)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Μπουκέτο ’χω τρυγήσει,
Χαίρε μύρια μέσα βρες!
Και έχω συχνά λυγίσει,
Αχ, χίλιες δυο φορές,
Το ’χει η καρδιά μου σφίξει
Μ’ ορμές / ακράτητες / ορμές!
Το πάθος που ’χει, δες!
Με μύρια πάθη, δες!

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Translation of title "Blumengruß" = "Χαίρε λουλουδιών"

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Greek (Ελληνικά) copyright © 2014 by Christakis Poumbouris, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2014-12-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-12-09 21:44:23
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