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Drei Lieder mit Violine und Klavierbegleitung

Word count: 222

Song Cycle by Adolf Emil Fecker (1901 - ?)

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1. Der Schmetterling [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The butterfly", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Mir war ein Weh geschehen
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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 199.


2. Keine Rast [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "No rest", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Pas de trêve", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Seele, banger Vogel du, 
Immer wieder mußt du fragen:
Wann nach so viel wilden Tagen 
Kommt der Friede, kommt die Ruh? 

O ich weiß: kaum haben wir 
Unterm Boden stille Tage, 
Wird vor neuer Sehnsucht dir
Jeder liebe Tag zur Plage. 

Und du wirst, geborgen kaum,
Dich um neue Leiden mühen
Und voll Ungeduld den Raum 
Als der jüngste Stern durchglühen.


Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, pages 217-218.


Submitted by John Versmoren and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

3. Die Kindheit [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


[Du]1 bist, mein [fernes]2 Tal,
Verzaubert und versunken. 
Oft hast du mir in Not und Qual
Empor aus deinem Schattenland gewunken
Und deine Mädchenaugen aufgetan,
Daß ich entzückt in kurzem Wahn
Mich ganz zu dir zurück verlor. 

O dunkles Tor, 
O dunkle Todesstunde, 
Komm du heran, daß ich gesunde 
Und daß aus dieses Lebens Leere
Ich heim zu meinen Träumen kehre!


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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 195.

1 Schwarz: "O Kindheit, du"
2 Stier: "stilles"

Submitted by John Versmoren and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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