by Oscar von Redwitz-Schmölz (1823 - 1891)
Translation © by David Arkell

Wie bist du Frühling gut und treu
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Wie bist du Frühling gut und treu,
Daß nie du kömmst mit leerer Hand! -- 
Du bringst dem Baume Blätter neu,
Dem Blümlein farbiges Gewand! 

Du bringst das Lied dem Vögelein, 
Durch dich so blau der Himmel lacht! 
Du bringst der Welt den Sonnenschein, --
Was hast du mir denn mitgebracht?

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Springtime, how good and loyal you are
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Springtime, how good and loyal you are,
Never do you come empty-handed!
You bring new leaves to the tree,
To the little flower a colourful robe!

You bring the song to the little bird,
Because of you the sky beams so blue!
You bring sunshine to the world,
But what have you brought to me?

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Translations of title(s):
"Amaranth's Waldeslied" = "Amaranth's forest song"
"Im Frühling" = "In spring"
"Wie bist du Frühling gut und treu " = "Springtime, how good and loyal you are"


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This text was added to the website: 2020-12-05
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Word count: 55