by August Silberstein (1827 - 1900)
Translation © by Michael P Rosewall

Wenn die Lerchen wiederkommen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Wenn die Lerchen wiederkommen 
Und am First die Schwalbe singt, 
Ist all' schweres Leid genommen, 
Thal und Berg voll Jubel klingt. 

Denn die Frühlingszeit 
Schaffet weit und breit: 
Jauchz', du Herz, in Seligkeit! 

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Confirmed with Wiener Leben, vierter Jahrgang, Wien: S. A. Weiss, 16 März 1873, page 3. Appears in issue no. 11, in "Frühlingsplaudereien" von August Silberstein.


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When the larks return
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
When the larks return
And the swallow sings from the ridge,
All oppressive distress is taken away,
Valley and peak ring with jubilation.

For the time of spring 
Emerges far and wide:
Rejoice, O heart, in exaltation!

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This text was added to the website: 2022-07-28
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Word count: 37