by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)

Grausame Frühlingssonne
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA
Grausame Frühlingssonne,
Du weckst mich vor der Zeit,
Dem nur in Maienwonne 
Die zarte Kost gedeiht!
Ist nicht ein liebes Mädchen hier,
Das auf der Rosenlippe mir
Ein Tröpfchen Honig beut,
So muß ich jämmerlich vergehn
Und wird der Mai mich nimmer sehn
In meinem gelben Kleid.

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Note: "Citronenfalter" is an older spelling of "Zitronenfalter"

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , no title, copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Piéride en avril", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sole crudele di primavera", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Piéride en avril
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Cruel soleil de printemps, 
tu me réveilles avant l'heure,
alors que les délices les plus raffinés
n'éclosent qu'en mai !
S'il ne passe pas par ici une jolie fille
qui m'offre sur ses lèvres roses
une petite goutte de miel
je devrai m'éteindre misérablement,
et mai ne me verra jamais
dans ma parure dorée.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Stéphane Goldet and Pierre de Rosamel, (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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Text added to the website: 2012-03-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:50
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Word count: 54