The trees are all budding (Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken)

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  • (Posted 2020-05-01)  CPDL #58343:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-05-01).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 139 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The trees are all budding
Composer: Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1883 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 16, no. 453
Description: Tyrolese Volkslied.

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Original text and translations

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1  The trees all are budding,
The merry Spring is come;
And who can, I wonder,
Stay moping at home,
Like the clouds that are sweeping
Across the blue sky,
Unfettered, through the wide world,
Now wandering am I.
La la la.

2  The sun calls thee onward,
His summons should not fail,
 Quick over the mountain,
And quick through the vale,
Hark! the streams bubble gaily,
The trees rustle round,
My heart is like the skylark,
And joins the merry sound.
La la la.

3  This roaming, this roaming,
Of pleasures is the best,
We feel heaven is breathing
New strength through the breast,
And the song of my heart floats
On high through the air,
Thou wide and boundless world,
Thou in truth art passing fair.
La la la.