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Muß es eine Trennung geben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Muß es eine Trennung geben,
Die das treue Herz zerbricht?
Nein, dies nenne ich nicht leben,
Sterben ist so bitter nicht.

Hör' ich eines Schäfers Flöte,
Härme ich mich inniglich,
Seh' ich in die Abendröte,
Denk' ich brünstiglich an dich.

Gibt es denn kein wahres Lieben?
Muß denn Schmerz und [Trauer]1 sein?
Wär' ich ungeliebt geblieben,
Hätt' ich doch noch Hoffnungsschein.

Aber so muß ich nun klagen:
Wo ist Hoffnung, als das Grab?
Fern muß ich mein Elend tragen,
Heimlich bricht das Herz mir ab.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA TUR

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1 Brahms: "Trennung"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Must there be a parting", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Deve quindi esserci una separazione", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Waartoe kan een scheiding dienen", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • TUR Turkish (Türkçe) (Gül Sabar) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Waartoe kan een scheiding dienen

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Waartoe kan een scheiding dienen
Die een trouw hart breken liet?
Neen, dit noem ik echt geen leven,
Sterven is zo bitter niet.
 
Hoor ik soms een herder fluiten,
't Dompelt diep mijn hart in rouw;
Als ik 't avondrood zie dalen,
Denk ik hunkerend aan jou.
 
Is er dan geen echte liefde?
Moet er pijn en treurnis1 zijn?
Was ik onbemind gebleven,
Had ik nog van hoop een schijn.
 
Maar nu rest mij niets dan klagen:
'k Heb geen hoop meer, enkel smart!
Ver van huis moet 'k rampspoed dragen,
En in stilte breekt mijn hart.


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1 Bij Brahms: "scheiding"

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2015 by Lau Kanen, (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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