Did you know you can support the Archive by hiring us for concert-program-ready text and translation documents, securing permissions, and new translations? Please spread the word!

The LiederNet Archive
This website stores both public-domain AND copyright-protected material.
It is illegal to copy and distribute material marked copyright without permission.

Das Veilchen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie der Himmel klar und blau,
Prangt das Veilchen auf der Au,
Mit dem holden Frühlingskind
Koset zart der Zephirwind.

In dem Busen wird es laut
Wenn das Aug' ein Veilchen schaut,
Schlicht von Farbe ist sein Kleid,
Doch sein Liebreiz schmilzt das Leid.

Wird es matt im Sonnenschein,
Morgen steht es frisch und rein:
Gott erquickt des Nachts mit Thau
Seine Veilchen auf der Au.

Stilles Veilchen giebst mir Muth,
Der dich hält in treuer Huth,
Lässt gewiss auch unser Herz
Nicht vergehn im tiefsten Schmerz.

Translation(s): ENG

Submitted by Sharon Krebs


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 (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The violet", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-03-27.

Notes about what "text verified" means can be found here.

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 was supported financially last year by about 0.03% of our visitors. So if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust, Founder
I also have a wishlist at Amazon.ca.

Classical Vocal Reprints
[ Download entire catalogue here ]