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Liebe mich ‑‑ ich küß' dich wach!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Liebe mich -- ich küß' dich wach!
Zu der Knospe das Lüftchen sprach.
Knospe sagte nicht nein, nicht ja, --
Doch sie wußt' nicht, wie ihr geschah.
Wie ein seliges Wonnemeer
Wogte das Lüftchen um sie her;
Küßte [ihr]1 kosend jedes Blatt,
Wurde nimmer des Küssens satt;
Koste so lange, ward nimmer müd', --
Bis die Knospe in Lieb erblüht!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Frische Lieder von Hermann Rollett, Zweite vermehrte Auflage, Ulm, Stettin'sche Verlags-Buchhandlung, 1850, page 22.

1 omitted by Gall

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Love me", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-06-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:24
Line count: 10
Word count: 57

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Love me

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Love me -- I shall kiss you awake!
The little breeze said to the bud.

The bud said neither yea nor nay, --
But she knew not what was happening to her.

Like a blissful sea of delight
The little breeze wafted about her;

Caressingly it kissed every one of her petals,
It never tired of kissing;

It caressed so long, it tired not, --
Till finally the bud blossomed with love!

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Text added to the website: 2014-12-18.
Last modified: 2014-12-18 16:33:03
Line count: 10
Word count: 69