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Leiser nannt' ich deinen Namen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Leiser nannt' ich deinen Namen;
Und mein Auge warb um dich:
Liebe Chloe! Näher kamen
Unser beider Herzen sich.

Und du nanntest meinen Namen;
Hoffen ließ dein Auge mich:
Liebe Chloe! näher kamen
Unser beider Lippen sich.

O, es war ein süßes Neigen;
Bis wir endlich, Mund an Mund,
Fest uns hielten, ohne Zeugen -
Und geschlossen war der Bund.

Translation(s): DUT FRE

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J. Haydn sets stanzas 1, 3

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De eerste kus", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, 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 10:01:35
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Word count: 60

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Doucement j'ai appelé ton nom

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

Doucement j'ai appelé ton nom ;
Et mon œil t'a fait la cour :
Chère Chloé ! Plus près sont venus
Nos cœurs à nous deux.

Et tu as appelé mon nom ;
Ton œil m'a laissé espérer :
Chère Chloé ! Plus près sont venues
Nos lèvres à nous deux.

Oh, c'était une douce inclinaison ;
Jusqu'à qu'enfin, bouche sur bouche,
Nous nous tenions fort, sans témoins.
Et le lien fut scellé.

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Translation of the title "Der erste Kuß" = "Le premier baiser"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2014 by Guy Laffaille, (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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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Georg Jacobi (1740 - 1814), "Der erste Kuß" DUT
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Joseph Haydn, Josef Antonín Štěpán. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2014-11-25.
Last modified: 2014-11-25 11:03:10
Line count: 12
Word count: 73