by William Blake (1757 - 1827)

As I walk'd forth one May morning
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
As I walk'd forth one May morning
To see the fields so pleasant and so gay,
O! there did I spy a young maiden sweet,
Among the violets that smell so sweet,
  smell so sweet,
  smell so sweet,
Among the violets that smell so sweet.

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

  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Als ich hinauszog des Morgens im Mai", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2009-05-24
Line count: 7
Word count: 45