by Detlev von Liliencron (1844 - 1909)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Maienkätzchen, erster Gruß
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE NOR
Maienkätzchen, erster Gruß,
Ich breche [euch]1 und stecke [euch]1
An meinen alten Hut.

Maienkätzchen, erster Gruß,
Einst brach ich [euch]1 und steckte [euch]1
Der Liebsten an den Hut.

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1 Pfitzner: "dich"

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Catkins, first greeting", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Profonde nostalgie", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Dyp lengsel", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Profonde nostalgie
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Chatons de mai, premier salut,
Je vous cueille et vous pique
Sur mon vieux chapeau.

Chatons de mai, premier salut,
Autrefois je vous avais cueillis et piqués
Sur le chapeau de ma bien-aimée.

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Text added to the website: 2012-01-16 00:00:00
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