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Morgengruß

Language: German

Guten Morgen, schöne Müllerin!
Wo steckst du gleich das Köpfchen hin,
Als wär dir was geschehen?
Verdrießt dich denn mein Gruß so schwer?
Verstört dich denn mein Blick so sehr?
So muß ich wieder gehen.

O laß mich nur von ferne stehn,
Nach deinem lieben Fenster sehn,
Von ferne, ganz von ferne!
Du blondes Köpfchen, komm hervor!
Hervor aus eurem runden Tor,
Ihr blauen Morgensterne!

Ihr schlummertrunknen Äugelein,
Ihr taubetrübten Blümelein,
Was scheuet ihr die Sonne?
Hat es die Nacht so gut gemeint,
Daß ihr euch schließt und bückt und weint
Nach ihrer stillen Wonne?

Nun schüttelt ab der Träume Flor
Und hebt euch frisch und frei empor
In Gottes hellen Morgen!
Die Lerche wirbelt in der Luft,
Und aus dem tiefen Herzen ruft
Die Liebe Leid und Sorgen.



Translation(s): ENG SPA DUT ITA FRE CAT KOR FIN

Authorship

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, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Morning Greetings", copyright ©
    * SPA Spanish (Pilar Lirio) (Uta Weber) , "Saludo matutino", copyright © 1997, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Morgengroet", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Saluto del mattino", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Salut matinal", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * CAT Catalan (Salvador Pila) , "Salutació del matí", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * KOR Korean [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "아침 인사", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FIN Finnish (Erkki Pullinen) , "Aamutervehdys", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Morning Greetings

Language: English

Good morning, beautiful millermaid!
Why do you so promptly turn your little head,
As if something has happened to you?
Do you dislike my greetings so profoundly?
Does my glance disturb you so much?
Then I must go on again.

O let me only stand from afar,
Watching your dear window,
From afar, from quite far away!
Your blonde little head, come out!
Come out from your round gate,
You blue morning stars!

You slumber-drunk little eyes,
You flowers, troubled with dew,
Why do you shy from the sun?
Has night been so good to you
That you close and bow and weep
for her quiet joy?

Now shake off the gauze of dreams
And rise, fresh and free 
in God's bright morning!
The lark warbles in the sky;
And from the heart's depths,
Love calls away suffering and worries.



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Authorship

    * Translation from German to English copyright © by Emily Ezust,


    (emily at lieder dot net)

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) student or faculty recital programs and free concerts, provided the following credit is given:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive -- http://www.lieder.net/


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.