by (Karl) Wilhelm Osterwald (1820 - 1887)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Der Schnee ist zergangen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Der Schnee ist zergangen,
   Der Winter ist fort, ist fort,
Nun Liebchen, nun laß dein Bangen,
   Ich halte mein Wort.

Der Lenz fliegt geschwinde,
   Ist da wie zur Nacht ein Dieb,
Doch schneller als Frühlingswinde
   Fliegt Liebe zum Lieb.

Und eh' noch der Morgen
   Die Veilchen, die ersten gegrüßt.
Sind all deine bangen Sorgen
   Hinweg schon geküßt.

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "The snow is all melted"

Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson

This text was added to the website: 2010-11-13
Line count: 12
Word count: 57

The snow has melted
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The snow has melted,
   Winter is gone, is gone,
Now sweetheart, now leave off your trepidation,
   I shall keep my word.
Spring flies rapidly,
   It arrives like a thief at night,
But more quickly than spring-winds
   Love flies to the beloved.
And before the morning
   Has yet greeted the first violets.
All of your anxious worries
   Shall already be kissed away.

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Translated titles:
"Im Frühling" = "In spring"
"Der Schnee ist zergangen" = "The snow has melted"


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This text was added to the website: 2016-07-04
Line count: 12
Word count: 61