by Felix Schumann (1854 - 1879)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Meine Liebe ist grün wie der...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE POR SPA
Meine Liebe ist grün wie der Fliederbusch,
und mein Lieb ist schön wie die Sonne,
die glänzt wohl herab auf den Fliederbusch
und füllt ihn mit Duft und mit Wonne.

Meine Seele hat Schwingen der Nachtigall,
und wiegt sich in blühendem Flieder,
und jauchzet und singet vom Duft berauscht
viel liebestrunkene Lieder.

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Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Junge Lieder I", op. 63 (Neun Lieder und Gesänge) no. 5 (1873), published 1875 [ voice and piano ], Leipzig, Peters [sung text checked 1 time]
  • by Hans Harthan (1855 - 1936), "Meine Liebe ist grün", op. 63 (Sechs Lieder für 1 hohe Stimme -- für 1 tiefe Stimme mit Pianoforte) no. 5, published 1895 [ high voice or low voice and piano ], Leipzig, Junne [sung text not yet checked]

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Songs of youth I", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chants de jeunesse I", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (José Roberto Goldim) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elena María Accinelli) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:49
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Word count: 52

Songs of youth I
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
My love is as green as the lilac bush,
And my love is as fair as the sun, 
which gleams down on the lilacbush
and fills it with fragrance and bliss.

My soul has the wings of a nightingale
and rocks itself in blooming lilac,
and, intoxicated by the fragrance, cheers and sings
a good many love-drunk songs.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:49
Line count: 8
Word count: 58