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Waltz Songs on Tuscan Folk Lyrics by Ferdinand Gregorovius

Word count: 317

Song Cycle by Alexander Zemlinsky (1871 - 1942)

Original language: Walzer Gesänge nach toskanischen Volksliedern von Ferdinand Gregorovius

1. Dear swallow

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

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 Dear swallow, small swallow,
 you fly up and sing so early,
 strewing through the blue heavens
 your sweet melody.
 
 Those who still are sleeping in the morning,
 all lovers at rest,
 with your twittering songs
 you awaken them from their slumber.
 
 Up! get up! you sleeping lovers -
 the morning swallow is calling:
 for the night will cheat
 those who sleep away the bright day.


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2. The moon has come lamenting

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

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 The moon has come lamenting
 before the gaze of the sun:
 What use to her1 are the heavens
 if you have taken away her radiance and light? 
 
 She went to count her stars,
 and she will die for sorrow:
 two of the fairest stars are missing -
 those that belong to your face.


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1 in German, the moon is masculine, but in English poetic tradition (and French), the moon is feminine.

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3. Little window, by night you are shut

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

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 Little window, by night you are shut,
 and by day, to my sorrow, you are open:
 you are framed with carnations;
 If you were to open, it would be a welcome sight!
 
 Window of precious stone,
 within - sunlight; without - stars;
 O little window, secret and small,
 sun within and roses without.


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4. I walk at night

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

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 I walk at night, following the moon;
 I search for where they have taken my sweetheart.
 But then I saw death, the Dark One.
 He said: "Search no longer - I have buried him."


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5. Blue little star

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821 - 1891), no title, appears in Toscanische Melodieen, no. 23[24] CAT FRE GER ITA SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst Frank, Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Eugen Hildach, Gustav Jenner, Hugo Reinhold, Ernst Rudorff, Ludwig Schneller, J. Sipergk, Ernst Edward Taubert, Gustav Tyson Wolff, Richard Würz, Alexander Zemlinsky. Go to the text.

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 Blue little star, be silent -
 do not reveal the secret.
 Do not show everyone
 the silent bond between our hearts.
 
 Others may stand their sorrows -
 let them say what they will;
 Our hearts are satisfied,
 and we happily keep silent.


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6. I wrote little letters

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

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 I wrote little letters and threw them into the wind;
 they fell into the sea, and they fell onto the sand.
 Into chains of snow and ice, I wind them,
 and the sun melts them in my hands.
 
 Maria, Maria, you must notice:
 he who endures the struggle wins in the end;
 Maria, Maria, you must understand:
 he who endures in eternity is victorious.


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