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Wie ist doch die Erde so schön, so...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie ist doch die Erde so schön, so schön!
Das wissen die Vögelein;
Sie heben ihr leicht Gefieder,
Und singen so fröhliche Lieder
In den blauen Himmel hinein.

Wie ist doch die Erde so schön, so schön!
Das wissen die Flüss' und [die]1 Seen;
Sie malen im klaren Spiegel
Die Gärten und Städt' und Hügel,
Und die Wolken, die drüber gehn!

Und Sänger und Maler [wissen's]2,
Und es wissen's viel andere Leut'!
Und [wer es]3 nicht malt, der singt es,
Und wer's nicht singt, dem klingt es
[In dem Herzen]4 vor lauter Freud'!



Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE DUT

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1 omitted by Blech, Brahms, Reger
2 Blech, Brahms, Reger: "wissen es"
3 Blech, Brahms, Reger: "wer's"
4 Blech, Brahms: "Im Herzen"

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 (Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman) , title 1: "How beautiful the earth is!", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English [singable] (Addie Funk) , title 1: "How lovely the earth"
    * FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Ô gué !", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Joeché!", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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