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O schwöre nicht und küsse nur

Language: German (Deutsch)

O schwöre nicht und küsse nur,
Ich glaube keinem Weiberschwur!
Dein Wort ist süß, doch süßer ist
Der Kuß, den ich dir abgeküßt!
Den hab ich, und dran glaub ich auch,
Das Wort ist eitel Dunst und Hauch.

O schwöre, Liebchen, immerfort,
Ich glaube dir aufs bloße Wort!
An deinen Busen sink ich hin,
Und glaube, daß ich selig bin;
Ich glaube, Liebchen, ewiglich,
Und noch viel länger, liebst du mich.


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About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 122.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Pierre Mathé [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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

Text added to the website: 2008-04-02 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-12-02 19:20:24

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Ô ne jure pas, embrasse‑moi seulement

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

Ô ne jure pas, embrasse-moi seulement,
Je ne crois aucun serment de femme !
Tes paroles sont douces, mais plus doux
Le baiser que je t'ai ravi !
Celui-ci je l'ai, et en outre je crois
Que les paroles sont futiles brume et souffle.

Ô  bien-aimée jure toujours,
Je te crois sur un seul mot !
Quand je me couche sur ton sein,
Je crois que je suis bienheureux ;
Je crois, chérie,  que pour l'éternité
Tu m'aimeras, et plus longtemps encore.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2016 by Pierre Mathé, (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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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 13 DUT ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Akhilles Nikolayevich Alferaki, R. Benyovszky, Nadia Boulanger, O. Esfonde, Gustave Léon Huberti, Johann Rufinatscha, A. von Sigmond, Marcel Tyberg, Konrad Ulrich Alexander, Graf von Wartensleben, Joel Weiss, Friedrich von Wickede. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-12-02 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-12-02 19:20:34

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