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Im Rosenbusch die Liebe schlief

Language: German

Im Rosenbusch die Liebe schlief,
Der Frühling kam, der Frühling rief;
Die Liebe hört's, die Lieb' erwacht,
Schaut aus der Knosp' hervor und lacht,
Und denkt, zu zeitig möcht's halt sein
Und schläft drum ruhig wieder ein.

Der Frühling aber läßt nicht nach,
Er küßt sie jeden Morgen wach,
Er kos't mit ihr von früh bis spät,
Bis sie ihr Herz geöffnet hat
Und seine heiße Sehnsucht stillt,
Und jeden Sonneblick vergilt.



Translation(s): ITA ENG ENG

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Authorship

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 Alfred Baskerville , "Love in a rose bush sleeping lay", from The Poetry of Germany: Consisting of Selections from Upwards of Seventy of the most celebrated Poets, translated into English Verse, with the Original Text on the Opposite Page, published 1854 ITA
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Primavera e amore", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English [singable] (Gwendolen Gore) , "Spring's wooing"

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