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Kleines Lied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Und werden wir uns nie besitzen,
so will ich Deinen Namen doch
ins Holz der Weltenesche schnitzen,
ein Zeugnis fernstem Volke noch.

So sollen tausend Herzen lesen,
die gern ein kleines Lied beglückt,
was Du dem Einsamen gewesen,
wie Du ihn innerlichst entzückt.

Translation(s): ENG FIN FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Little song", copyright © 2016
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Jamais nous ne nous posséderons", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
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Word count: 43

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Jamais nous ne nous posséderons

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

Jamais nous ne nous posséderons,
de sorte que je veux graver
ton nom dans le bois du frêne du monde,
comme un témoin pour les peuples lointains.

Ainsi mille cœurs qu'une petite chanson comble
pourront lire avec plaisir,
ce que tu as été pour le solitaire,
comment toi, tu l'as intérieurement séduit.

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Text added to the website: 2014-03-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:30
Line count: 8
Word count: 52