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Language: German (Deutsch)

Kehre nicht in diesem Kreise
Neu und immer neu zurück!
Laß, o laß mir meine Weise,
Gönn, o gönne mir mein Glück!
Soll ich fliehen? Soll ich's fassen?
Nun, gezweifelt ist genug.
Willst du mich nicht glücklich lassen,
Sorge, nun so mach mich klug!

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Souci", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-08-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:09
Line count: 8
Word count: 44

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

Ne retourne pas dans ce cercle,
Nouveau et toujours renouvelé !
Laisse, oh, laisse-moi mes manières,
Accorde, oh, accorde-moi mon bonheur !
Devrais-je fuir ? Devrais-je le saisir ?
Maintenant, assez de doute.
Si tu choisis de ne pas me rendre heureux,
Ô souci, alors rends-moi sensé !

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 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 Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Sorge"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Moritz, Graf von Dietrichstein, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Othmar Schoeck, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2015-07-27.
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:14:43
Line count: 8
Word count: 48