by Rudolph Baumbach (1840 - 1905)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Mit Sturmwind und Regen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Mit Sturmwind und Regen 
Verschied der April; 
Die Stürme sich legen,
Die Winde sind still.
Ein farbiger Bogen 
Am Himmel erglüht; 
Der Mai kam gezogen, 
Der Hollerbusch blüht.

Im Strauch an der Quelle
Frau Nachtigall singt; 
Ein brauner Geselle 
Sein Mädel umschlingt.
Ihr Blut geht in Wogen, 
Sie küssen sich müd.
Der Mai kam gezogen, 
Der Hollerbusch blüht.

Der Nordwind die Blätter 
Der Waldbäume jagt, 
Im stürmischen Wetter
Sitzt eine und klagt:
Verrathen, betrogen! 
Das uralte Lied -- -- --
Der Mai ist entflogen, 
Der Holler verblüht. 

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Rudolf Baumbach, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Leipzig: Verlag von A. G. Liebeskind, 1882, pages 78-79.


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With storm‑winds and rain
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
With storm-winds and rain
April departed;
The storms die down,
The winds are quiet.
A colourful arc
Glows in the sky;
May has arrived,
The hawthorn bush blooms.

In the bush by the water-spring
Madame Nightingale is singing;
A tanned lad
Embraces his maiden.
Their blood surges in waves,
They kiss until they are weary.
May has arrived,
The hawthorn bush blooms.

The northwind chases
The leaves of the forest's trees,
In the stormy weather
There is one who sits and laments:
Betrayed, deceived!
The ancient song -- -- --
May has flown away,
The blooming of the hawthorn has ended.

About the headline (FAQ)

Translations of title(s):
"Der Hollerbusch" = "The hawthorn bush"
"Mai" = "May"
"Mit Sturmwind und Regen" = "With storm-winds and rain"


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This text was added to the website: 2020-08-17
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Word count: 98