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Hast du nicht Liebe zugemessen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Hast du nicht Liebe zugemessen
Dem Leben jeder Kreatur?
Warum bin ich allein vergessen,
Auch meine Mutter du! du Natur?

Wo lebte wohl in Forst und Hürde,
Und wo in Luft und Meer, ein Tier,
Das nimmermehr geliebet würde? --
Geliebt wird alles außer mir!

Wenn gleich [in Hain und Wiesenmatten]1
Sich Baum und Staude, Moos und Kraut
Durch Lieb' und Gegenliebe gatten;
Vermählt sich mir doch keine Braut.

Mir wächst vom süßesten der Triebe
Nie Honigfrucht zur Lust heran.
Denn ach! mir mangelt Gegenliebe,
[Die Eine nur]2 gewähren kann.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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1 Beethoven: "im Hain, auf Flur und Matten"; Agthe: "im Hain und Wiesenmatten"
2 Beethoven: "Die Eine, nur Eine"

Submitted by Pilar Lirio


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 (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Zuchten van een onbeminde", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Soupir d'un mal aimé", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:23
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Zuchten van een onbeminde

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Heb je geen liefde toegemeten
Aan ’t leven van elk creatuur?
Waarom ben ik alleen vergeten;
Jij bent mijn moeder toch, jij, natuur?
Waar leefde ooit in bos en horde,
En waar in zee- en luchtgetij
Een dier dat nooit bemind mocht worden? –
Bemind wordt alles buiten mij!
Terwijl in bossen, veld en venen
Zich boom en heester, mos en kruid
Door liefd’ en wederliefde enen,
Hecht zich aan mij geen enk’le bruid.
Ik voel de heerlijkste der driften,
Maar pluk daar nooit de vruchten van.
Want ach, ik mis de wederliefde,
[Die ene slechts]1 mij geven kan.

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1 […] Beethoven: "Die ene, slechts ene"


  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2014 by Lau Kanen, (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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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Gottfried August Bürger (1747 - 1794), "Seufzer eines Ungeliebten", appears in Lyrische Gedichte, first published 1789 ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Christian Agthe, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wilhelm Ferdinand Halter, Johann Abraham Peter Schulz. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2014-08-16.
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