by Friederike Robert (1795 - 1832)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Language: Bavarian (Boarisch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG
Jetzt kommt der Frühling, der Himmel isch blau,
Die Wegle sin trucken, die Lüfte geh'n lau.

Jetzt kommt der Frühling, das Gras un der Klee
Es grünt scho im Thäle un a auf der Höh.

Jetzt kommt der Frühling, die Vögle im Wald
Zwitschern und locka ihre Weible wol bald.

Jetzt kommt der Frühling, die Bähm schlage aus,
Un i bring mei Schätzle ein Veigelestrauß.

F. Mendelssohn sets stanzas 1, 3-4 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information

Note: in Swabian, Veigele = Veilchen


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lentelied", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Spring song", copyright ©

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 65

Spring song
Language: English  after the Bavarian (Boarisch) 
Now spring is coming and the sky is blue;
the paths are dry, the air has grown mild.

Now spring is coming, the grass and the clover;
green is showing already in the valleys and in the heights.

Now spring is coming, and the birds in the wood
are twittering and courting already.

Now spring is coming, and the trees are blossoming,
and I'm bringing my darling a little bouquet.


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 70