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Duld' es still, wenn von den Zweigen [Von den überfüllten Zweigen]1, Blüten weh'n ins fromme Haar, Und sich sacht [herüberneigen]2, [So im Durst herüberneigen,]3 [Lippen sich]4 auf Lippenpaar. Sieh, ein [Beben]5 süß und wunderlich Rinnt durch übersonnte Blätterreihen. Alle Blüten, die sie niederstreuen, [Segen streuen]6 sie auf dich und mich.
Confirmed with Ludwig Jacobowski, Leuchtende Tage. Neue Gedichte 1896-1898, Minden in Westf.: J.C.C. Bruns' Verlag, 1900, page 30. 1 omitted by Marx
2 Marx, Reger: "herniederneigen"
3 omitted by Marx and Reger.
4 Marx, Reger: "Lippenpaar
5 Marx, Reger: "Leben"
6 Marx, Reger: "Frühling breiten"
- by Ludwig Jacobowski (1868 - 1900), "Maienblüten", appears in Leuchtende Tage. Neue Gedichte, in Komtesse, first published 1900 [author's text checked 2 times against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Joseph Marx (1882 - 1964), "Maienblüten", 1909, published 1910 [voice and piano], in Lieder und Gesänge, I. Folge, Nr.16, also set in English [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Max Reger (1873 - 1916), "Maienblüten", op. 66 (Zwölf Lieder) no. 5 (1902) [medium voice and piano] [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "May blossoms", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Fleurs de mai", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 50
Bear it quietly, when from the branches, From the over-filled branches, Blossoms drift onto your demure locks, And gently [lips lean over]1 Thus thirstily [lips] lean over, Toward a pair of lips. See, a [trembling]2, sweet and wondrous, runs Through rows of leaves bestrewn with sunlight. [With] all the blossoms that they drop down, They [scatter blessings]3 upon you and me.
1 Reger: "A pair of lips leans down"
2 Reger: "life"
3 Reger: "spread springtime"
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2013 by Sharon Krebs, (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.
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Ludwig Jacobowski (1868 - 1900), "Maienblüten", appears in Leuchtende Tage. Neue Gedichte, in Komtesse, first published 1900
This text was added to the website: 2013-08-08
Line count: 10
Word count: 61