by Karl (or Carl) Busse (1872 - 1918)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Wenn die Linde blüht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Wenn die Linde blüht,
sind die jungen Gänschen da.
Wenn ich [dann]1 die jungen Gänschen hüt',
ist mein Liebster da.

Wenn [ich]2 dann mein lieber Liebster küßt,
gehn die Gänschen in die Saat hinein.
Wenn's der Bauer wüßt',
lieber Liebster laß das Küssen sein.

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1 omitted by Philipp.
2 Cramer, Reger: "mich"


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 44

Quand le tilleul fleurit
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Quand le tilleul fleurit,
Les jeunes oiseaux sont là.
Et quand je surveille les jeunes oiseaux,
Ma bien-aimée arrive.

Quand alors ma bien-aimée m'embrasse,
Les jeunes oiseaux vont dans le champ de blé.
Si le fermier le savait,
Ma chère bien-aimée, arrête ces baisers.

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Translation of title "Polnisches Volkslied" = "Chant populaire polonais"


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Line count: 8
Word count: 44