Translation © by Shula Keller

Über'n Garten durch die Lüfte
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE HEB IRI ITA NOR POR SPA
[Über'n]1 Garten durch die Lüfte
Hört' ich Wandervögel ziehn,
Das bedeutet Frühlingsdüfte,
Unten fängt's schon an zu blühn.

Jauchzen möcht' ich, möchte weinen,
Ist mir's doch, als könnt's nicht sein!
[Alte]2 Wunder wieder scheinen
Mit dem [Mondesglanz]3 herein.

Und der Mond, die Sterne sagen's,
Und im [Träumen]4 rauscht's der Hain,
Und die Nachtigallen schlagen's:
Sie ist deine! Sie ist dein!

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1 or "Über'm". Both versions are common in the literature. Gumbert and Sternberg use this, according to Hofmeister; further changes may exist not noted above.
2 Schumann, Dover score: "Alle" (however, often sung as "Alte")
3 Jensen: "Mondenglanz"
4 Jensen, Schumann: "Traume"

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), [adaptation] ; composed by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Nit de primavera", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lentenacht", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "Spring night", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Nuit de printemps", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "ליל אביב", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Notte di primavera", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Vårnatt", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , "Noche de Primavera", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2015-01-08 15:17:27
Line count: 12
Word count: 60

Spring night
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Over gardens and across the heavens - 
Hear the birds in passing flight!
It's my sign that spring's now coming -
Early flowers bloom tonight.
 
O, what fragrance, what rejoicing - 
now I weep with happiness to know 
As the wonders appear, returning - 
from the moonlight's loving glow
 
And the skies, the stars announce it - 
echos flying thru' the air
While the nightingales ring joyful - 
Love is mine - love is mine. 

Authorship

  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2008 by Shula Keller, (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: 2008-04-08 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:40
Line count: 12
Word count: 75