Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Wo der Goldregen steht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Eh' wir weitergehen,
Laß uns stille stehen,
Hier ist alles ruhig, weit und klar.
Eine Blütendolde
Von dem gelben Golde
Dieses Strauches in dein braunes Haar!

Seine Zweige hängen
Schwer und voll und drängen
Über uns mit süßer Kraft herein.
Laß uns stehn und warten
Tief im fernsten Garten
Kann die Liebe nicht verborg'ner sein.

Eine alte Weise
Klingt verträumt und leise,
Und du siehst mich an und lächelst hold.
Quellen gehn und rinnen,
Ach, was jetzt beginnen?
Sieh, es regnet Glück und Sonnengold.


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Où se tient le cytise", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Where the laburnum stands", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Jeroen Scholten

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 18
Word count: 84

Where the laburnum stands
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Before we walk onward
Let us stand still;
Here everything is quiet, expansive and clear.
[Let me tuck] a blossoming sprig
From the yellow gold
Of this bush into your brown hair!

Its branches hang
Heavy and full, and they crowd in
Above us with sweet verdure.
Let us stand and wait
Deep in the most distant garden
Love cannot be more concealed.

An old tune
Sounds dreamily and quietly,
And you look at me and smile beautifully.
Water-springs bubble and run,
Ah, what’s to begin now?
See, it is raining down happiness and sun-gold.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2017 by Sharon Krebs, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2017-05-29
Line count: 18
Word count: 95