Difficulty Moderate (Grades 4-6) The original is a famous lied composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1759-1791) in his last year. This piece was written for children. The melody resembles the theme of his last piano concert No.27 KV.595 third movement, however, the impressions are different. The text was by Christian Adolf Overbeck (1755-1821).

Komm, lieber Mai, und mache Die B�ume wieder gr�n, Und la� mir an dem Bache Die kleinen Veilchen bl�h’n!

Wie m�cht’ ich doch so gerne Ein Veilchen wieder seh’n! Ach, lieber Mai, wie gerne Einmal spazieren geh’n!

Zwar Wintertage haben Wohl auch der Freuden viel; Man kann im Schnee eins traben Und treibt manch’ Abendspiel;

Baut H�userchen von Karten, Spielt Blindekuh und Pfand; Auch gibt’s wohl Schlittenfahrten Aufs liebe freie Land.

Doch wenn die V�glein singen, Und wir dann froh und flink Auf gr�nen Rasen springen, Das ist ein ander Ding!

Jetzt mu� mein Steckenpferdchen Dort in dem Winkel steh’n, Denn drau�en in dem G�rtchen Kann man vor Kot nicht geh’n.

Am meisten aber dauert Mich Lottchens Herzeleid. Das arme M�dchen lauert Recht auf die Blumenzeit!

Umsonst hol’ ich ihr Spielchen Zum Zeitvertreib herbei: Sie sitzt in ihrem St�hlchen Wie’s H�hnchen auf dem Ei.

Ach, wenn’s doch erst gelinder Und gr�ner drau�en w�r’! Komm, lieber Mai, wir Kinder, Wir bitten dich gar sehr!

O komm und bring’ vor allen Uns viele Veilchen mit! Bring’ auch viel Nachtigallen Und sch�ne Kuckucks mit!

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