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Laß Liebster, wenn ich tot bin

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

[Laß Liebster, wenn ich tot bin]1,
laß du von Klagen ab.
Statt Rosen und Cypressen
wächst Gras auf meinem Grab.
Ich schlafe still im Zwielichtschein
in schwerer Dämmernis -
Und wenn du willst, gedenke mein
und wenn du willst, vergiß.

Ich fühle nicht den Regen,
ich seh' nicht, ob es tagt,
ich höre nicht die Nachtigall,
die in den Büschen klagt.
Vom [Schlaf]2 erweckt mich keiner,
die Erdenwelt verblich.
Vielleicht gedenk ich deiner,
vielleicht vergaß ich dich.


Translation(s): FRE

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1 Maux: "Laß, wenn ich tot bin, Liebster"
2 Maux: "Traum"

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Authorship


Based on
  • a text in English by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894), "Song", appears in Goblin Market and other Poems, first published 1862 ITA WEL
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gilbert A. Alcock, David Arditti, Frederic Austin, Frederick Barry, Edgar Beck-Slinn, Felix Borowski, Walter Branson, Houston Bright, Alan Bullard, James Henry Baseden Butt, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, George Whitefield Chadwick, H. J. Cheney, Frederick Cliffe, Eric Coates, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Alfred Redgrave Cripps, Brian Blyth Daubney, George A. Davies, Norman Dello Joio, Oliver Henry Edwards, George Selwyn English, T. Walton Gillibrand, Blanche Goode, Ralph Greaves, Richard Hageman, Juliana Hall, Edward C. Harris, Francis Hueffer, Elaine Hugh-Jones, Robert Hugill, Beroald Innes, John Ireland, John Jeffreys, Jón Þórarinsson, Gerald Kechley, Gustav Klemm, Lori Laitman, Malcolm Leonard Lawson, Rex Le Lacheur, Liza Lehmann, Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman, Alexander Campbell MacKenzie, Sir, Klaus Miehling, Raymond Earle Mitchell, Arthur Finley Nevin, Thomas Tertius Noble, O. Norman, Juan Antonio Orrego Salas, Winthrop Parkhurst, Helen Lucas Pyke, Roger Quilter, Oscar Rasbach, Hugh Stevenson Roberton, Sir, Martin Roeder, Sibyl, Alice Mary Smith, T. Wallace Southam, Evelyn Hope Squire, Halsey Stevens, Robert Still, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Jack Villaume, Vally Weigl, née Pick, Joel Weiss, Arthur Battelle Whiting, Malcolm Benjamin Graham Christopher Williamson, Jesse M. Winne, Raymond Huntington Woodman, Davide Zannoni. Go to the text.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant du mourant", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59
Line count: 16
Word count: 77

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Chant du mourant

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

Ma très chère, quand je serai mort,
Retiens-toi de pleurer,
Au lieu de roses et de cyprès
Que l'herbe pousse sur ma tombe.
Je dors tranquillement dans le crépuscule,
Dans une obscurité profonde --
Et si tu le veux, pense à moi,
Et si tu le veux, oublie.

Je ne sens pas la pluie,
Je ne vois pas si le jour vient,
Je n'entends pas le rossignol
Lancer sa plainte dans les buissons.
Personne ne m'éveille du sommeil,
Le monde terrestre a disparu,
Peut-être que je pense à toi,
Peut-être que je t'ai oubliée.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2014 by Guy Laffaille, (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
Based on
  • a text in English by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894), "Song", appears in Goblin Market and other Poems, first published 1862 ITA WEL
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gilbert A. Alcock, David Arditti, Frederic Austin, Frederick Barry, Edgar Beck-Slinn, Felix Borowski, Walter Branson, Houston Bright, Alan Bullard, James Henry Baseden Butt, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, George Whitefield Chadwick, H. J. Cheney, Frederick Cliffe, Eric Coates, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Alfred Redgrave Cripps, Brian Blyth Daubney, George A. Davies, Norman Dello Joio, Oliver Henry Edwards, George Selwyn English, T. Walton Gillibrand, Blanche Goode, Ralph Greaves, Richard Hageman, Juliana Hall, Edward C. Harris, Francis Hueffer, Elaine Hugh-Jones, Robert Hugill, Beroald Innes, John Ireland, John Jeffreys, Jón Þórarinsson, Gerald Kechley, Gustav Klemm, Lori Laitman, Malcolm Leonard Lawson, Rex Le Lacheur, Liza Lehmann, Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman, Alexander Campbell MacKenzie, Sir, Klaus Miehling, Raymond Earle Mitchell, Arthur Finley Nevin, Thomas Tertius Noble, O. Norman, Juan Antonio Orrego Salas, Winthrop Parkhurst, Helen Lucas Pyke, Roger Quilter, Oscar Rasbach, Hugh Stevenson Roberton, Sir, Martin Roeder, Sibyl, Alice Mary Smith, T. Wallace Southam, Evelyn Hope Squire, Halsey Stevens, Robert Still, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Jack Villaume, Vally Weigl, née Pick, Joel Weiss, Arthur Battelle Whiting, Malcolm Benjamin Graham Christopher Williamson, Jesse M. Winne, Raymond Huntington Woodman, Davide Zannoni. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2014-01-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:28
Line count: 16
Word count: 93