by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884)
Translation © by Margarida Moreno

Und wenn die Primel schneeweiß blickt
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE POR
Und wenn die Primel schneeweiß blickt
[am Bach]1 aus dem Wiesengrund,
[wenn]2 die Kirschblüt nickt 
und die Vöglein pfeifen im Wald allstund:
da flickt der Fischer das Netz [in Ruh],
denn der See liegt heiter im Sonnenglanz;
da sucht das Mädel die [Schuh]3
und schnürt das Mieder sich eng zum Tanz,
und denket still,
ob der Liebste nicht kommen will.

Es klingt die Fiedel, es brummt der Baß
der Dorfschulz sitzet im Schank beim Wein,
die Tänzer drehn sich ohne Unterlaß 
[An der Lind', an der Lind',]4 im Abendschein.
Und geht's nach Haus um [Mitter]nacht,
Glüh-Würmchen trägt das Laternchen vor;
da küßt [er]5 sein Dirnel sacht
und sagt ihr leis ein Wörtchen ins Ohr,
und sie denken beid':
o du selige [fröhliche] Maienzeit!

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1 Schumann: "am Bach, am Bach"
2 Schumann: "und wenn am Baum"
3 Schumann: "rote Schuh"
4 omitted by Schumann
5 Schumann: "der Bube er"

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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)

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Landelijk lied", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Spring", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Printemps", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "Canção campestre", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Auditorium du Louvre

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Canção campestre
Language: Portuguese (Português)  after the German (Deutsch) 
E quando a prímula branca de neve olha
Da pradaria, junto ao ribeiro,
E quando a flor da cerejeira se inclina 
E os passarinhos assobiam no bosque
O pescador remenda tranquilamente a rede,
Porque o mar brilha alegremente ao sol;
A moça procura os sapatos vermelhos
E aperta bem o corpete para a dança
E pensa em silêncio,
Se o amado não virá.

Toca a rabeca, soa o violão,
O regedor sentado na taberna junto ao vinho,
Os bailarinos giram sem parar
Junto à tília ao fim do dia.
E vão para casa à meia-noite,
O pirilampo leva a lanterninha;
O rapaz beija lentamente a moça 
E diz-lhe baixinho palavras ao ouvido
E ambos pensam:
Que tempo feliz o de Maio!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Portuguese (Português) copyright © 2011 by Margarida Moreno, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2011-07-16 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:28
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Word count: 121