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Abschied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mit Liedern
1
 Was zu glücklich, um zu leben,
 Was zu scheu, um Klang zu geben,
 Was zu lieblich zum Entstehen,
 Was geboren zum Vergehen,
 Was die Monde nimmer bieten,
 Rosen aus verwelkten Blüten,
 Tränen dann aus jungem Leide
 Und ein Klang verlorner Freude.

2
 Du weißt es, alle, die da sterben
 Und die für immer scheiden gehn,
 Die müssen, wär's auch zum Verderben,
 Die Wahrheit ohne Hehl gestehn.

 So leg ich's denn in deine Hände,
 Was immer mir das Herz bewegt;
 Es ist die letzte Blumenspende,
 Auf ein geliebtes Grab gelegt.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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M. Bauer sets stanzas 2-3

Confirmed with Storms Werke, herausgegeben von Theodor Hertel, ertes Band, Mehers Klassiker-Ausgaben, Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig und Wien, 1918, page 40.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


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: "Farewell", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Adieux", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2013-06-27.
Last modified: 2016-02-10 18:39:47
Line count: 19
Word count: 92

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Adieux

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

Avec des chants
1
Ce qui est trop heureux pour vivre
Ce qui est trop timide pour faire du bruit,
Ce qui est trop charmant pour venir au monde,
Ce qui est né pour disparaître,
Ce que n'offrent jamais les lunes,
Des roses sur des fleurs fanées,
Des larmes d'un chagrin de jeunesse
Et une mélodie d'une joie perdue.

2
Tu le sais, tout ce qui meurt là
Et qui va partir pour toujours,
Doit, fusse pour se décomposer,
Affronter la vérité sans rien dissimuler.

Ainsi donc je dépose dans tes mains
Ce qui toujours touche mon cœur ;
C'est le dernier don des fleurs
Posées sur une tombe bien-aimée.


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M. Bauer a mis en musique les strophes 2-3.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Theodor Storm (1817 - 1888), "Abschied" ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Moritz Bauer. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2016-02-10.
Last modified: 2016-02-10 18:41:06
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Word count: 110