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Language: German (Deutsch)

Gestern abend in der stillen Ruh',
Sah ich im Wald einer Amsel zu;
Als ich da so saß,
Meiner ganz vergaß:
Kommt mein Schatz und schleichet sich um mich
Und küsset mich.

So viel Laub als an der Linden ist
Und so viel tausendmal hat mich mein Schatz geküßt;
Denn ich muß gesteh'n,
Es hat's niemand geseh'n,
Und die Amsel soll mein Zeuge sein:
Wir war'n allein.

Translation(s): ENG ENG 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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Solitude in the woods", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Seuls dans la forêt", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist)

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:54
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Seuls dans la forêt

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

Hier soir dans le calme silencieux
Je regardais un merle dans la forêt ;
Pendant que j'étais ainsi assis,
Complètement absorbé,
Ma bien-aimée survint et me serra contre elle
Et m'embrassa.

Autant qu'il y a de feuilles dans le tilleul,
Ma bien-aimée me donna autant de milliers de baisers ;
Car je dois admettre,
Personne ne nous vit,
Et le merle sera mon témoin :
Nous étions seuls.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2016 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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Text added to the website: 2016-07-03.
Last modified: 2016-07-03 14:59:17
Line count: 12
Word count: 68