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Der Schmetterling ist in die Rose...

Language: German

Der Schmetterling ist in die Rose verliebt,
Umflattert sie tausendmal,
Ihn selber aber goldig zart
Umflattert der liebende Sonnenstrahl.

Jedoch, in wen ist die Rose verliebt?
Das wüßt' ich gar zu gern.
Ist es die singende Nachtigall?
Ist es der schweigende Abendstern?

Ich weiß nicht, in wen die Rose verliebt;
Ich aber lieb' euch all:
Rose, Schmetterling, Sonnenstrahl,
Abendstern und Nachtigall.



Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE

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Submitted by Ted Perry

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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 English, a translation by Kate Freiligrath Kroeker (1845 - 1904) , "Der Schmetterling ist in die Rose verliebt", from Poems Selected from Heinrich Heine, ed. by Kate Freiligrath Kroeker, pages 194-5, published 1887 FRE Set in English, a translation by Alma Strettell (1856 - 1939) , title unknown FRE [text unavailable] Set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown FRE [text unavailable]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The butterfly is in love with the rose", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Le papillon est amoureux de la rose", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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