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Fünf Lieder

Word count: 240

Song Cycle by Eduard Lassen (1830 - 1904)

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1. Ich wandle unter Blumen [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE FRE ROM

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I wander among the flowers", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Je me promenais parmi les fleurs", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Ich wandle unter Blumen
Und blühe selber mit,
Ich wandle wie im Traume
Und schwanke bei jedem Schritt.
 
O halt mich fest, Geliebte!
Vor Liebestrunkenheit
Fall' ich dir sonst zu Füßen
Und der Garten ist voller Leut!


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2. Ich hatte einst ein schönes Vaterland [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CZE ENG ENG RUS UKR

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Once I had a wonderful homeland", copyright ©


Ich hatte einst ein schönes Vaterland. 
Der Eichenbaum 
Wuchs dort so hoch, die Veilchen nickten sanft. 
Es war ein Traum. 

Das küßte mich auf deutsch, und sprach auf deutsch 
(Man glaubt es kaum,
Wie gut es klang) das Wort: "ich liebe dich!" 
Es war ein Traum.


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3. Mein Herz ist wie die dunkle Nacht [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE HEB

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Charles Tomlinson Griffes)
  • ENG English (Carl Johengen) , "My heart is like the dark night", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Ehud Shapiro) , "הירח", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Mein Herz ist wie die dunkle Nacht,
Wenn alle Wipfel rauschen;
Da steigt der Mond in voller Pracht
Aus Wolken sacht,
Und sieh, - der Wald verstummt in tiefem Lauschen.

Der Mond, der [helle]1 Mond bist du:
[Aus]2 deiner Liebesfülle
Wirf einen, einen Blick mir zu 
Voll Himmelsruh',
Und sieh, dies ungestüme Herz - wird stille.


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1 Mendelssohn: "lichte"
2 Mendelssohn: "In"

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4. Vöglein, wohin so schnell? [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Little bird, where are you going so quickly?", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Petit oiseau, où vas-tu si vite ?", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Vöglein, wohin so schnell?
"Nach Norden, nach Norden!
Dort scheint die Sonne nun so hell,
Dort ist's nun Frühling [geworden]1."
O Vöglein mit den Flügeln bunt,
Und wenn du kommst zum Lindengrund,
Zum Hause meiner Liebe,
Dann sag' ihr daß ich Tag und Nacht
von ihr geträumt an sie gedacht,
und daß ich treu geblieben.
Und die Blumen im Tal,
Grüss' tausend Mal!


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1 Heidingsfeld: "worden"

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5. Mit deinen blauen Augen [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE ITA ITA RUS SPA SWE

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Amb els teus ulls blaus", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Lawrence Snyder) (Rebecca Plack) , "With your blue eyes", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Avec tes yeux bleus", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Coi tuoi occhi azzurri", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Martin Zubiria) , "Con tus ojos zarcos", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Mit deinen blauen Augen
Siehst du mich [lieblich]1 an,
Da ward mir so träumend zu Sinne,
Daß ich nicht sprechen kann.
 
An deinen blauen Augen
Gedenk' ich allerwärts:
Ein Meer von blauen Gedanken
Ergießt sich über mein Herz.


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1 Würz: "freundlich"

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