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Kleine Tropfen, seid ihr Tränen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Kleine Tropfen, seid ihr Tränen
An den Blumenkelchen da?
Oder war's des Herzens Sehnen,
Das die Blumen weinen sah?

Frühlingssäuseln, wehst die Klagen
In das zarte junge Grün?
Oder hör' nur ich es fragen:
Wo sind deine Freuden hin?

Gottes Augen seid ihr nimmer,
Sternlein in dem Himmelszelt!
Ach, es strahlt kein Trostesschimmer
In die freudenlose Welt!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Meisjesmelancholie", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The maiden's melancholy", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Mélancolie de jeune fille", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:21
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Meisjesmelancholie

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Kleine druppels, ben je tranen
Aan de bloemenkelken? Ach!
Of kon 't hartsverlangen wanen,
Dat het bloemen wenen zag?
 
Lentebriesje, hoor 'k jou klagen
In het tere jonge groen?
Of hoor ik het enkel vragen:
Waar is heen je vreugd van toen?
 
Waarom ben je nooit Gods ogen,
Hemelsterren zonder tal!
Ach, geen troost straalt uit den hoge
In het droeve aardse dal!


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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2013 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Lily Bernhard (flourished 1840) ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): R. von Buddenbrock-Hettersdorff, Robert Schumann. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2013-10-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:22
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Word count: 63