by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

In dem Walde sprießt und grünt es
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
In dem Walde sprießt und grünt es
Fast jüngfräulich lustbeklommen;
Doch die Sonne lacht herunter:
Junger Frühling, sei willkommen!

Nachtigall! auch dich schon hör' ich,
Wie du flötest seligtrübe
Schluchzend langgezogne Töne,
Und dein Lied ist lauter Liebe!

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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 Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Boris Sergeyevich Maizel'.

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

  • ENG English (John W. Grubbs) , "Spring song", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Valter Juva) , "Metsä vihannoi ja silmuu"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Dans la forêt tout pousse et verdit", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: John W. Grubbs

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 38

Dans la forêt tout pousse et verdit
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Dans la forêt tout pousse et verdit,
Comme poussé par un pressant désir virginal ;
Le soleil alors rit sur la terre :
Bienvenue, jeune printemps !

Rossignol ! Toi aussi j'entends déjà
Ton chant, mélancolique et ravissant,
Sanglot de notes soutenues,
Et ton chant est pur amour !


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Pierre Mathé, (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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This text was added to the website: 2011-02-13
Line count: 8
Word count: 49