Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Es blüht ein schönes Blümchen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Es [blüht]1 ein [schönes]2 [Blümchen]3
Auf [unsrer]4 grünen Au.
Sein Aug' ist wie der Himmel
So heiter und so blau.

[Es]5 weiß nicht viel zu reden
Und Alles, was es spricht,
Ist immer nur dasselbe,
Ist nur: [Vergißmeinnicht]6.

Wenn ich zwei Äuglein sehe
So heiter und so blau,
So denk' ich an mein Blümchen
Auf [unsrer]4 grünen Au.

Da kann [ich auch]7 nicht reden
Und nur mein Herze spricht,
So bange nur, so leise,
Und nur: Vergißmeinnicht.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Hoffmann von Fallersleben, Neunte Auflage, Berlin: G. Grote'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1887, pages 15-16.

1 Fink: "ist"; further changes may exist not noted above.
2 Berger: "blaues"; further changes may exist not noted above.
3 Goltermann: "Blümlein"; further changes may exist not noted above.
4 Leberl: "unser"
5 Dresel: "Das"
6 Dresel: "Vergiss mein nicht"
7 Dresel: "auch ich"

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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)

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Myosotis", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] , Melanie Trumbull

This text was added to the website: 2007-08-19
Line count: 16
Word count: 77

A lovely floweret is blooming
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
[A lovely floweret is blooming]1
Upon our green meadow.
Its eye is as fair and as blue
As the sky.

It does not have much to say,
And everything it speaks
Is always ever the same,
Is only: forget me not.

When I see two little eyes
So bright and so blue,
Then I think of my floweret
Upon our green meadow.

Then I, too, cannot speak
And only my heart speaks,
So anxiously only, so softly,
And only: forget me not.

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Translations of title(s):
"Das Vergißmeinnicht" = "The forget-me-not"
"Das Vergissmeinnicht" = "The forget-me-not"
"Es blüht ein schönes Blümchen" = "A lovely floweret is blooming"
"Vergißmeinnicht" = "Forget-me-not"

1 Fink: "There is a lovely floweret"; further changes may exist not noted above.
2 Berger: "A blue floweret is blooming "; further changes may exist not noted above.

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This text was added to the website: 2021-09-07
Line count: 16
Word count: 82