Translation by Alfred Baskerville

Im Rosenbusch die Liebe schlief
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE ITA
Im Rosenbusch die Liebe schlief,
Der Frühling kam, der Frühling rief;
Die Liebe hört's, die Lieb' erwacht,
Schaut aus der Knosp' hervor und lacht,
Und denkt, zu zeitig möcht's [halt]1 sein
Und schläft [drum]2 ruhig wieder ein.

Der Frühling aber läßt nicht nach,
Er küßt sie jeden Morgen wach,
Er kos't mit ihr von früh bis spät,
Bis sie ihr Herz geöffnet hat
Und seine heiße Sehnsucht stillt,
Und jeden Sonneblick vergilt.

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Confirmed with Hoffmann's von Fallersleben Gesammelte Werke; Zweiter Band : Lyrische Gedichte : Liebesleben Fortsetzung, Kinderleben, Berlin, F. Fontane, 1891, p. 54.

1 Franz: "wohl"
2 Franz: "dann"

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  • ENG English [singable] (Gwendolen Gore) , "Spring's wooing"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Primavera e amore", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Love in a rose bush sleeping lay
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Love in a rose bush sleeping lay,
Spring came and sang a merry lay;
Love hears her voice, no more he sleeps,
Then smiling from the rose bud peeps,
But thinks too soon it were to rise,
And gently closed again his eyes.

But Spring relaxed not, spite of thorn
She waked him with a kiss each morn,
Caressed him till the close of day,
Till to his heart she found the way,
Till her soft longings were allayed,
And every sunbeam's smile repaid. 

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Text added to the website: 2011-04-27 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:21
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Word count: 84