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Er und Sie

Language: German (Deutsch)

 Seh' ich in das stille Tal,
 Wo im Sonnenscheine
 Blumen prangen ohne Zahl,
 Blick' ich nur auf eine. 

 Ach! es blickt ihr Auge blau
 Jetzt auch auf die Auen;
 Im Vergißmeinnicht voll Tau
 Kann ich es erschauen.

 Tret' ich an mein Fensterlein,
 Wann die Sterne scheinen,
 Mögen alle schöner sein,
 Blick' ich nur auf einen;

 Dort gen Abend blickt er mild
 Wohl nach Himmelshöhen,
 Denn dort ist ein liebes Bild
 In dem Stern zu sehen.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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R. Schumann sets stanzas 1, 3, 2, 4 (note ordering)

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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) , "Hij en zij", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David K. Smythe) , "He and she", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Lui et elle", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Last modified: 2014-08-24 09:14:22

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Lui et elle

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Lui :
 Je regarde dans la vallée tranquille,
 Où dans l'éclat du soleil
 Des fleurs sans nombre resplendissent,
 Je regarde seulement l'une d'elles.

 Ah ! ses yeux bleus regardent
 Maintenant aussi la prairie,
 Dans les myosotis pleins de rosée,
 Je peux les voir.

Elle :
 Je vais à ma petite fenêtre
 Quand les étoiles brillent,
 Elles peuvent être toutes plus belles,
 Je regarde seulement l'une d'elles.

 Là, dans le soir, il regarde doucement
 Sans doute vers les hauteurs du ciel,
 Car là est sa chère image
 Dans l'étoile à regarder.

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