19. “Freunde, kommt doch in die nahen Wälder”

From Neue Lieder-Melodien, Wq 200

Composer
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Key
C major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Munter
Length
7 measures

German text

English translation

1. Freunde, kommt doch in die nahen Wälder
1. Friends, come into the nearby woods
und empfindet da des Frühlings Lust!
and experience the pleasures of spring there!
Zephir küsst die schön geschmückten Felder
Zephyr kisses the fields adorned with beauty
und entführt den Kummer aus der Brust.
and drives anguish out of the heart.
 
 
2. Eilet und verbannet aus dem Herzen
2. Hurry and banish from your heart
Unlust, die des Winters Eigentum!
unhappiness, which is winter’s purview!
Seht der Vögel Heere munter scherzen!
Behold the flock of birds merrily playing!
Bleibt doch nicht bei ihrer Freude stumm!
Do not remain silent in the face of their joy!
 
 
3. Scherzet, singet feurig von der Liebe!
3. Play, sing fervently about love!
Singt den alten, singt den jungen Wein,
Sing of old, sing of new wine,
singt der Jugend freudenvolle Triebe,
sing of the joyful desires of youth;
singt euch ewig, um vergnügt zu sein.
sing always, for your delight.
 

About the text

  • Author: Johanna Charlotte Unzer

Instrumentation

  • Voice
  • Keyboard: Fortepiano / Harpsichord / Clavichord

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