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by Otto Roquette (1824 - 1896)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Neuer Frühling ist gekommen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Neuer Frühling ist gekommen,
Neues Laub und Sonnenschein,
Jedes Ohr hat ihn vernommen,
Jedes Auge saugt ihn ein.
Und das ist ein Blühn und Sprießen,
Waldesduften, Quellenfließen,
Und die Brust wird wieder weit,
Frühling, Frühling, goldne Zeit!

Von [dem]1 Felsen in die Weite
Fliege hin, mein Frühlingssang,
Ueber Ströme und Gebreite,
Durch Gebirg und Blüthenhang!
Darf nicht wandern, muß ja bleiben,
Ob's mich ziehn auch will und treiben,
Doch so weit mein Himmel blaut
Singen, singen will ich laut!

Wie die Welt auch wechselnd gehe,
Wie das Schicksal auch mich treibt,
Komme Glück und komme Wehe,
[Fest doch weiß ich was mir bleibt:] 2
Fester Mut der freien Seele
Und die freudge Liederkehle,
Lebenslust und Lebensdrang,
Goldnes Leben im Gesang!

F. Schaffgotsch sets stanzas 1-2

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Confirmed with Otto Roquette, Liederbuch, Stuttgart und Tübingen: J.G. Cotta'scher Verlag, 1852, pages 215-216.

1 Schaffgotsch: "den"
2 Schaffgotsch: "Wenn nur Eines mir verbleibt:"


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Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2010-09-25
Line count: 24
Word count: 120

New spring has come
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
New spring has come,
New foliage and sunshine,
Every ear has heard it,
Every eye drinks it in.
And that is a blossoming and sprouting,
Forest scents, flowing of water-springs,
And the bosom expands once more,
Spring, spring, golden time!

From the rocky [cliff]1 into the distance,
Fly forth, my springtime singing,
Over rivers and broad expanses,
Through mountain ranges and blossoming hillsides!
I may not wander, for I must stay,
Though it wishes to draw along and urge me,
But as far as my sky is blue
I shall sing, sing loudly!

However changefully the world goes its way,
However fate impels me onward,
Whether good fortune or sorrow comes,
[Yet steadfastly I know what remains to me:]2
Strong courage of my free soul
And the joyful throat of songs,
Joy in life and urge to live,
Golden life in singing!

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Translations of title(s):
"Neuer Frühling ist gekommen" = "New spring has come"
"Neuer Frühling" = "New spring"

1 Schaffgotsch: "cliffs"
2 Schaffgotsch: "As long as only one thing remains for me:"


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This text was added to the website: 2017-11-19
Line count: 24
Word count: 142