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Drei Lieder

Word count: 145

Song Cycle by Emile-Robert Blanchet (1877 - 1943)

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1. Seliger Tod [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG FRE SPA

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Bienheureuse mort", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Yo había muerto", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Gestorben war ich
Vor Liebeswonne;
Begraben lag ich
In ihren Armen;
[Erwecket]1 ward ich
Von ihren Küßen;
Den Himmel sah ich
In ihren Augen.


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1 Beer: "erweckt"

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2. Der schwere Abend [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De drukkende avond", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The oppressive evening", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Pénible soirée", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Die [dunklen]1 Wolken hingen
Herab so bang und schwer,
Wir beide traurig gingen
Im Garten hin und her.

So heiß und stumm, so trübe
Und sternlos war die Nacht,
So ganz wie unsre Liebe
Zu Tränen nur gemacht.

Und als ich mußte scheiden
Und gute Nacht dir bot,
Wünscht' ich bekümmert beiden
Im Herzen uns den Tod.


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1 Rübner: "dunkeln" (according to Hofmeister); further changes may exist not shown above.

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3. Schilflied [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT ENG ENG FRE

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The sun is sinking over there", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Yonder there the sun is leaving", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Drüben [geht]1 die Sonne scheiden,
Und der müde Tag entschlief.
Niederhangen hier die Weiden
In den Teich, so still, so tief.

Und ich muß mein Liebstes meiden:
Quill, o Träne, quill hervor!
Traurig säuseln hier die Weiden,
Und im Winde bebt das Rohr.

[In mein stilles, tiefes Leiden
Strahlst du, Ferne! hell und mild,
Wie durch Binsen hier und Weiden
Strahlt des Abendsternes Bild.]2


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1 Marteau: "ging"
2 Lang rearranges this stanza like so:
Wie durch Binsen hier und Weiden
Strahlt des Abendsternes Bild.
In mein stilles, tiefes Leiden
Strahlst du, Ferne! hell und mild.

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