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Mond, hast du auch gesehen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das Mädchen spricht:
 Mond, hast du [auch]1 gesehen,
   Wie mich mein Schatz geküßt?
 Frei muß ich dir gestehen,
   Daß mich das sehr verdrießt.
 
 Auch weiß ich nicht, wie eben
   Es gestern Abend kam,
 Ob ich [ihn ihm]2 gegeben,
   Ob er den Kuß sich nahm.
 
 Du [mußt's]3 nicht weiter sagen,
   Ich bitte dich darum,
 Wenn dich die Leute fragen,
   O lieber Mond, sei stumm!


Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG FRE

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Note: The words "Das Mädchen spricht:" are not sung.
1 Dorn, Kleinecke, Wilm: "nicht"; for unverified settings, further changes may exist not shown
2 Dorn: "den Kuß"
3 Dorn: "mußt" (may be a typo)

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Harry Joelson

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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):

  • ENG English [singable] (Gwendolen Gore) , "Confidences"
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist)
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La jeune fille dit", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2008-01-08.
Last modified: 2016-11-01 19:13:58
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Word count: 63

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La jeune fille dit

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

La jeune fille dit :
Lune, as-tu vu aussi
  Comment mon amour m'a embrassée ?
Franchement je dois t'avouer
  Que cela m'ennuie beaucoup.

Aussi je ne sais pas exactement
  Ce qui est arrivé hier soir,
Si je lui ai donné
  Ou s'il m'a pris ce baiser.

Tu ne dois le dire à personne,
  Je t'en prie,
Si les gens te questionnent,
  Ô chère lune, sois muette !


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Robert Eduard Prutz (1816 - 1872), no title, appears in Buch der Liebe, in Frühlingsliebe, no. 6, first published 1874 ENG ENG ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Rudolf Artaria, Jacques Blumenthal, Franz Xaver Chwatal, Pauline von Decker, Heinrich Dorn, Fr. Gnüge, Walter Battison Haynes, Bruno Heydrich, Wilhelm Kleinecke, George Posca, Franz Preitz, Louis Rée, Max Reger, Alfred Reisenauer, Rudolf Schumacher, Emil Sulzbach, E. Széchényi, Eduard Theodor Walter, Max von Weinzierl, Nicolai von Wilm. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2014-10-03.
Last modified: 2014-10-03 18:10:54
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Word count: 67