Hark, hark the lark

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Lyricist: William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, Act II, Sc 3

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English.png English text

Hark, hark! The lark at heaven's gate sings,
And Phoebus 'gins arise,
His steeds to water at those springs
On chalic'd flowers that lies;
And winking Mary-buds begin
To ope their golden eyes;
With everything that pretty is,
My lady sweet, arise:
Arise, arise!

German.png German translation

Horch! horch! die Lerch' im Aetherblau;
Und Phöbus, neu erweckt,
Tränkt seine Rosse mit dem Thau,
Der Blumenkelche deckt;
Der Ringelblume Knospe schleußt
Die gold'nen Aeuglein auf;
Mit allem, was da reizend heißt,
Du süße Maid, steh auf!
Steh auf! steh auf!

Translation by Abraham Voß

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