by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Frühling läßt sein blaues Band
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE ITA SPA
[Frühling]1 läßt sein blaues Band
Wieder flattern durch die Lüfte;
Süße, wohlbekannte Düfte
Streifen ahnungsvoll das Land.
Veilchen träumen schon,
Wollen balde kommen.
Horch, [von fern ein leiser]2 Harfenton!
Frühling, ja du bist's!
Dich hab ich vernommen!

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1 Eitner: "Der Frühling"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Louis Ferdinand: "von fern her leiser"
   Schumann: "ein"

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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Pauline Viardot-García.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Zij is er!", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , "Spring unfurls her ribbon blue", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Kevin Lossner) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "It's Him!", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "C'est lui", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "C'est lui !", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "E' lei", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Gerardo Garciacano Hinojosa) (Simone von Büren) , "Ella es", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
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Spring unfurls her ribbon blue
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Spring unfurls her ribbon blue,
makes it stream in vernal breezes;
sweet, familiar fragrance pleases
with a touch the land anew.
Violets, dream-bound,
will be soon appearing.
- Hark, from far a silver harping sound!
Spring, it must be you!
You I have been hearing.

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2004 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2007-11-20 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:10
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