High on a rocky ledge lives a Mädel, Edelweis
Soft as a shadow, lovely as lace, and cold as ice
High on a rocky ledge, I pledged my love to her
Ev'ry time I climb up to paradise
How many times I've been up to see her,
Huffing and puffing, dressed in the
warmest climbing clothes
How many chances would be taken in my
hopeless pursuit of the Schnee-Mädel-Edelweis
Then spoke a spirit, "If you would win your lady love,
There's only one way: fall to your death from high above.
You will begin to grow in snow beside the
one you have waited for to be mated with."
Now, I'm an Edel, vice to my Mädel, Edelweis.
Dying to be with her wasn't any sacrifice.
We're so deliriously happy on our ledge
where I pledge my love to my Lady Fair
You who are climbing breathless to see me and my love
Snow flowers growing fonder on lover´s ledge above.
If you've the yen to pluck, then pluck us both,
for we who have lived as one, wish to die as one...