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Die Linde blühte, die Nachtigall sang

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Linde blühte, die Nachtigall sang,
Die Sonne lachte mit freundlicher Lust;
Da küßtest du mich, und dein Arm mich umschlang,
Da preßtest du mich an die schwellende Brust.
Die Blätter fielen, der Rabe schrie hohl,
Die Sonne grüßte verdrossenen Blicks;
Da sagten wir frostig einander: "Lebwohl!"
Da knickstest du höflich den höflichsten Knicks.

Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE ITA RUS

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 131.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]


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Le tilleul était en fleur, le rossignol...

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

Le tilleul était en fleur, le rossignol chantait,
Le soleil amical riait de plaisir ;
Soudain tu m'embrassas et ton bras m'enlaça
Et tu me pressas sur ta poitrine exaltée.

Les feuilles tombaient, le corbeau croassait,
Le soleil jetait des regards moroses ;
Alors nous nous dîmes un glacial « adieu ! »
Et tu fis une révérence polie, la plus polie des révérences.

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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. 25 ENG RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): John Clement Adams, Ferdinand Gottfried Baake, Hermann Drechsler, Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, Don Forsythe, Gregory Hayes, Ch. Merten, Edward Staempfli, Oscar Strasnoy, Joel Weiss. Go to the text.


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