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Der Spielmann und seine Geige

Language: German (Deutsch)

Vor Gottes Aug', dem Abendrot, 
Gab sie mir Ring und Schwur;
Der Ring zersprang, die Treu' ist tot,
Mir blieb die Sehnsucht nur.

Ein Stutzer lockte [schmuck]1 und leicht
Mit süßem Flitterton;
Sie folgte, lächelnd ward [gereicht]2
Mein brechend' Herz zum Lohn.

Durch schwarz' Gewölk die Sonne blinkt!
Freud' steht mit Leid im Bund; -
Mein Gram lebt ewig, nimmer sinkt
Sein Thron am bleichen Mund.

Lös', Geige, der Dämonen Schar,
Es winkt mein Zauberstab, -
Stürm, Wahnsinn, dunkles Schlangenhaar,
Sei meiner Leiden Grab!

Doch leise, Äolsharfen gleich,
Besänftigt sie mein Herz;
Ihr Seelenklang, an Balsam reich,
Stillt meinen tiefen Schmerz.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

List of language codes

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1 in the version of the Spohr song as sung by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: "frech"
2 "" : "verschenkt"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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) , "De muzikant en zijn viool", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The musician and his violin", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le musicien et son violon", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Le musicien et son violon

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

Devant les yeux de Dieu, le soleil couchant,
Elle m'a donné un anneau et un serment ;
L'anneau s'est brisé, la fidélité est morte,
Il me reste seulement la nostalgie.

Un dandy hardi et frivole l'a séduite
Avec des douces paroles clinquantes ;
Elle l'a suivi, en souriant elle a donné
Mon cœur brisé en récompense.

À travers des nuages noirs le soleil brille !
La joie est alliée au chagrin ; --
Ma peine vivra éternellement, jamais ne disparaîtra
Son trône sur mes lèvres pâles.

Dissipe, violon, la troupe des démons,
Ma baguette magique s'agite, --
Tempête, folie, chevelure noire du serpent,
Seront la tombe de mes souffrances !

mais doucement, comme une harpe éolienne,
Il apaise mon cœur ;
Sa sonorité attendrissante, riche en baume,
Calme ma douleur profonde.


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