WARNING! Not everything on this website is public domain.
It is ILLEGAL to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
And it is an EVEN WORSE OFFENSE to omit the names of authors / translators.

The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

Erste Begegnung

Language: German

Von dem Rosenbusch, o Mutter,
von den Rosen komm ich.
An den Ufern jenes Wassers
sah ich Rosen stehn und Knospen;
von den Rosen komm ich.
An den Ufern jenes Flusses
sah ich Rosen stehn in Blüte,
von den Rosen komm ich, von den Rosen,
sah ich Rosen stehn in Blüte,
Brach mit Seufzen mir die Rosen.

Und am Rosenbusch, o Mutter,
Einen Jüngling sah ich,
An den Ufern jenes Wassers
Einen schlanken Jüngling sah ich,
Einen Jüngling sah ich.
An den Ufern jenes Flusses
Sucht nach Rosen auch der Jüngling,
Viele Rosen pflückt er, viele Rosen.
Und mit Lächeln brach die schönste er,
Gab mit Seufzen mir die Rose.

Translation(s): ENG FRE DUT

Submitted by Auditorium du Louvre


Based on Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in German, original text by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884) , title unknown, from Spanisches Liederbuch, in 2. Weltliche Lieder, no. 2
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (David K. Smythe) , "From the rosebush, o Mother", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Eerste ontmoeting", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-18.

Notes about green, red, and white dots

Gentle Reminder
This is a personal project that I began in 1995. I receive no salary for my full-time work on it, and aside from ad revenue and copyright fees, the Archive is supported financially by fewer than 0.02% of our visitors. So if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust
I also have a wishlist at Amazon.ca.

Search sheetmusicplus.com for Art song , Lieder, chansons, or works for solo voice

Browse imslp.org (Petrucci Music Library) for art songs or choral works