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Vier Grüße send' ich zu dir auf die...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Vier Grüße send' ich zu dir auf die Reise,
Als meine vier getreuen Liebesboten.
Der erste pocht an deiner Pforte leise,
Der zweite soll vor dir die Kniee senken,
Der dritte dir die weiße Hand berühren,
Der vierte soll dich bitten, mein zu denken.

Translation(s): ENG

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Message", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-01-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:23
Line count: 6
Word count: 44

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Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Four greetings I send to you upon your journey,
As the four loyal messengers of my love.
The first knocks gently upon your gate,
The second is to sink to his knees before you,
The third is to touch your white hand,
The fourth is to beg you to think of me.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2013 by Sharon Krebs, (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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Text added to the website: 2013-12-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:25
Line count: 6
Word count: 52