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Ack, vänskap ljufva blomma

Language: Swedish (Svenska)

Ack, vänskap ljufva blomma, 
när alla mig förfölja, 
kom, smyg dig till mitt bröst!
Jag skall dig troget gömma, 
med tusen kyssar hölja, 
du lycka ger, och tröst. 

Ack, vänskap ljufva blomma, 
när mina dagar sluta 
och dödens köld mig når — 
då skall du säkert komma 
och af din balsam gjuta 
i mina hjärtesår!

Translation(s): ENG FIN FRE GER ITA

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About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Ernst Josephson, Svarta Rosor och Gula, C. & E. Gernandts Förlags Aktiebolag, Stockholm, 1901, page 101.

Submitted by Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]


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):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Marco Giustini) (Filippa Löfström) , title 1: "O amicizia, dolce fiore", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Theobald Rehbaum) , title unknown
  • ENG English [singable] (Herbert Harper) , title 1: "Friendship"
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , title 1: "Ystävyyden kukka", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Fleur de l'amitié", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
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Fleur de l'amitié

Language: French (Français) after the Swedish (Svenska)

Oh, amitié, charmante fleur,
Quand tous me persécutent,
Viens, blottis-toi sur ma poitrine !
Je te conserverai ma confiance,
Te couvrirai de mille baisers,
Toi qui donnes bonheur et consolation.

Oh, amitié, charmante fleur,
Quand finiront mes jours,
Et que le froid de la mort m'approchera,
Alors tu viendras certainement
Et tu répandras ton baume
Sur la blessure de mon cœur.

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  • Translation from Swedish (Svenska) to French (Français) copyright © 2014 by Pierre Mathé, (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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Text added to the website: 2014-09-15T00:00:00.
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