by Wilhelm Müller (1794 - 1827)
Translation Singable translation by Francis L. Soper

Spring Song. To the  woods away
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
To the woods away, come let us stray;
Oh stay not, delay not .
Old winter hides his hoary head;
The dazzling snow no more can lie;
The crystal stream flows in his bed;
The glowing sun is seen on high.

To the woods away, come let us stray;
Oh stay not, delay not.
The trees put on their vernal hue;
The birds prepare their warbling strains;
The flow'rs begin to drink the dew,
And spring's fresh verdure decks the plains.

To the woods away, come let us stray;
Oh stay not, delay not.
The cuckoo seeks a new abode,
And cheerful calls its long-lost mate;
The bleating flocks in merry mood,
Now welcome spring with joy elate.

To the woods away, come let us stray;
Oh stay not, delay not.
Reviving nature calls us out;
Invites with tuneful birds to sing;
With merry dance and joyous shout
We'll hail and welcome in the spring.

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Researcher for this text: Bertram Kottmann

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:14
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