by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by John W. Grubbs

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!

About the headline (FAQ)

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 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

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32
Line count: 8
Word count: 38

Spring song
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
In the forest it blooms and greens
almost virginally full of desire;
yet the sun laughs down:
young Spring, welcome!

Nightingale, I already hear
how you sing, blissfully sad,
long, sobbing tones,
and your song is pure love!

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by John W. Grubbs, (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.
    Contact: 

Based on

 

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2015-07-17 07:42:40
Line count: 8
Word count: 38