by Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Willkommen schöner Jüngling!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Willkommen schöner Jüngling!
Du Wonne der Natur!
Mit deinem Blumenkörbchen
Willkommen auf der Flur!

Ey! ey! Da bist [ja]1 wieder!
Und bist so [lieb und schön]2!
Und freun wir uns so herzlich,
Entgegen dir zu gehn.

Denkst auch noch an mein Mädchen?
Ey lieber denke doch!
Dort liebte mich das Mädchen,
Und 's Mädchen liebt mich noch!

Fürs Mädchen manches Blümchen
[Erbat]3 ich mir von dir -
Ich komm' und bitte wieder,
Und du? - du giebst es mir?

Willkommen schöner Jüngling!
Du Wonne der Natur!
Mit deinem Blumenkörbchen
Willkommen auf der Flur.4

F. Schubert sets stanzas 1-4 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
F. Schubert sets stanzas 1-4 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Friederich Schiller, Zweiter Theil, Zweite, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage, Leipzig, 1805, bei Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, pages 140-141.

First published in Anthologie auf das Jahr 1782, anonymously edited by Schiller with the fake publishing information "Gedrukt in der Buchdrukerei zu Tobolsko", actually published by Johann Benedict Metzler in Stuttgart, pages 123-124. This poem has "M." as the author's name.

1 Schubert (D. 283 only): "du"
2 Schubert (D. 283 only): "schön und lieb"
3 Schiller (Anthologie): "Erbettelt'"
4 Schiller's fifth stanza is a copy of the first. Schubert omits it in D. 283, in D. 338 and in the first version of D. 587. In the second version of D 587 he includes it and repeats also the second stanza.

Authorship

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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de lente", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Welcome, handsome youth", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Au printemps", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Alla Primavera", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Lewis Grenville) , "A la primavera", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-02-08 09:34:22
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Aan de lente
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Wees welkom, knappe jongen!
Jij, pronkstuk van de natuur!
Jij met je bloemenkorfje,
Wees welkom in de buurt!

Ja, ja! Je bent weer bij ons terug!
En bent zo lief en mooi!
Wij zijn heel blij t' ontmoeten
Jou in je prachtige tooi.

Denk j' ook nog aan mijn meisje?
M'n beste, doe dat toch!
Zij hield van mij, het meisje,
En 't meisje mint mij nog!

Voor meisjes heel veel bloempjes,
Daarom verzocht ik je -
Ik kom en vraag het nogmaals,
En jij? Jij geeft ze me.

Wees welkom, knappe jongen!
Jij, pronkstuk van de natuur!
Jij met je bloemenkorfje,
Wees welkom in de buurt!

Authorship

  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2006 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2006-05-16 00:00:00
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