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Ae fond kiss

Language: Scottish (Scots)

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Ae fareweel, and then for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.
Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,
While the star of hope she leaves him?
Me, nae chearful twinkle lights me;
Dark despair around benights me.

I'll ne'er blame my partial fancy:
Naething could resist my Nancy!
But to see her, was to love her,
Love but her, and love for ever.
Had we never lov'd sae kindly,
Had we never lov'd sae blindly,
Never met - or never parted-
We had ne'er been broken-hearted.-

Fare-thee-weel, thou first and fairest!
Fare-thee-weel, thou best and dearest!
Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure!
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.


Translation(s): FRE GER

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Confirmed with The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns, Cambridge edition, Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1897, page 163.


Submitted by Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]

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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)

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Un tendre baiser et nous nous séparons", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-08-02 12:10:52

Line count: 24
Word count: 149

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Einen Kuß noch, eh' wir scheiden

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Scottish (Scots)

Einen Kuß noch, eh' wir scheiden, 
Und ein Lebewohl uns Beiden! 
Meines Herzens banges Sehnen
Hat nur Seufzer, hat nur Thränen.
Trübe Leid das Auge nimmer,
Dem noch blinkt ein Hoffnungsschimmer! 
Mir, ach! wird er nimmer blinken;
Muß in Nacht und Trauer sinken.

Doch wer tadelt, was geschehen?
Konnt' ich Nancy widerstehen? 
Fühlt' ich mich nicht gleich getrieben,
Sie und ewig sie zu lieben? 
Liebten wir uns nicht so innig, 
Herzten wir uns nicht so minnig, 
Hätten wir uns nie gesehen,
Fühlten wir nicht Herzenswehen.
 
Lebe wohl, du einzig Eine! 
Lebe wohl, du Engelreine! 
Blühe Glück auf deinen Wegen,
Lust und Wonne, Lieb' und Segen! 
Einen Kuß noch, eh wir scheiden,
Und ein Lebewohl uns Beiden! 
Meiner Seele banges Sehnen
Hat nur Seufzer, hat nur Thränen. 


Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Robert Burns' Gedichte von W. Gerhard, Leipzig, Verlag von Johann Ambr. Barth, 1841, pages 168-169.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Based on
  • a text in Scottish (Scots) by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), note: often sung to the tune of Rory Dall's port FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Agathe Ursula Backer-Grøndahl, Gordon Ware Binkerd, Joseph Haydn, William Mayer. Go to the text.

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) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2014-07-10 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-07-10 16:09:37

Line count: 24
Word count: 126