Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Hinaus in's Freie!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Wie blüht es im Tale,
Wie grünt's auf den Höh'n!
Und wie ist es doch im Freien,
Im Freien so schön!

Es ladet der Frühling,
Der Frühling uns ein;
Nach der Weidenflöte sollen
Wir springen zum Reih'n.

Wer wollte nicht tanzen
Dem Frühling zu lieb,
Der den schlimmen, langen Winter
Uns endlich vertrieb?

So kommet, so kommet
Ins Freie hinaus!
Wann die Abendglocke läutet,
Geht's wieder nach Haus.

Confirmed with Hoffmann's von Fallersleben Gesammelte Werke; Zweiter Band : Lyrische Gedichte : Liebesleben Fortsetzung, Kinderleben, Berlin, F. Fontane, 1891, p. 327.


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) , "Naar buiten, de vrije natuur in", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Out into the open air!", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Dehors au grand air !", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Margo Briessinck

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 68

Out into the open air!
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
How the valley is blooming,
How the heights are greening up!
And how beautiful it is
Out in the open air, the open air!
Spring is inviting,
Spring is inviting us,
To the sound of the willow whistle
We are to leap in a roundelay.
Who would not want to dance
For spring's sake?
Spring who for us finally banished
The dreadful, long winter.
So come, so come
Out into the open air!
When the evening bell tolls,
We shall return home!


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This text was added to the website: 2015-04-10
Line count: 16
Word count: 82