Translation © by Emily Ezust

So sei gegrüßt vieltausendmal
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
So sei gegrüßt vieltausendmal,
Holder Frühling!
Willkommen [hier]1 in unserm Tal, 
Holder Frühling!
Holder Frühling, überall! 
Grüßen wir dich froh mit Sang und Schall,
Mit Sang und Schall.

Du kommst, und froh ist alle Welt, 
Holder Frühling!
Es freut sich Wiese, Wald und Feld,
Holder Frühling!
Jubel tönt dir überall,
Dich begrüßet Lerch' und Nachtigall,
Und Nachtigall.

So sei gegrüßt viel tausendmal,
Holder Frühling!
O bleib recht lang in unserm Tal,
Holder Frühling!
Kehr in alle Herzen ein,
Laß doch alle mit uns fröhlich sein,
Ja fröhlich sein!

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lentegroet", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Spring welcome", copyright © 2008
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Salut au printemps", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 21
Word count: 88

Spring welcome
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Many thousands of greetings to you,
lovely Spring,
welcome to our valley,
lovely Spring,
lovely spring everywhere,
we greet you with songs and happy noise,
with songs and happy noise.

When you come the whole world is happy,
lovely Spring:
meadow, wood, and field rejoice,
lovely Spring!
Jubilation resounds all about you,
and the lark and nightingale greet you,
the [lark and] nightingale!

So many thousands of greetings to you,
lovely Spring;
o do remain long in our valley,
lovely Spring!
Permeate all our hearts,
and let all be joyous with us,
yes, joyous with us!


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2008 by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website: 2008-04-06
Line count: 21
Word count: 96