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Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie bist Du so schön, o Mädchen,
Du lieblich blühn'des Kind! 
Ich glaub' nicht, daß im Sommer 
Die Rosen schöner sind.

Bald welkt am Strauch die Rose,
Ob man sie pflegen mag;
Allein Du blühest schöner 
An jedem neuen Tag.

Die Nachtigall singt lieblich
Dort in dem Wiesengrund,
Doch schön're Töne quellen,
Aus deinem holden Mund.

Auf Deinen süßen Wangen,
Auf Deinen Lippen lacht
Von tausend frischen Rosen 
Die jugendliche Pracht.

Ein Netz aus goldenen Fädenn, 
Es ist Dein blondes Haar! 
Aus heller Stirne leuchtet 
Dein blaues Augenpaar.

Um Deine Lippen schwebet 
Froh jugendlich der Scherz;
Doch bleibt von all' dem Schönen
Das schönste doch Dein Herz.

Translation(s): ENG


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 (Michael P. Rosewall) , title 1: "Louisa", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-02-04.

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