by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Donna (Bareket) Breitzer

Gesegnet sei das Grün und wer es trägt!
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Gesegnet sei das Grün und wer es trägt!
Ein grünes Kleid will ich mir machen lassen.
Ein grünes Kleid trägt auch die Frühlingsaue, 
Grün kleidet sich der Liebling meiner Augen.
  In Grün sich kleiden ist der Jäger Brauch,
Ein grünes Kleid trägt mein Geliebter auch;
  Das Grün steht allen Dingen lieblich an,
Aus Grün wächs't jede schöne Frucht heran.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 67.


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

  • ENG English (Donna (Bareket) Breitzer) , "Blessed be the color green and who wears it!", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Alberto Pedrotti , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2004-01-17
Line count: 8
Word count: 59

Blessed be the color green and who wears it!
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Blessed be the color green and who wears it!
I will make myself a green dress.
The spring meadow also wears a green dress.
The darling of my eyes dresses himself in green.
It is the hunter's custom to dress in green,
My loved one wears a green dress too.
All things are becoming charmingly in green,
Each lovely fruit grows from  green.


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This text was added to the website: 2004-01-17
Line count: 8
Word count: 63