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Du bliebest mir treu am längsten

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du bliebest mir treu am längsten,
Und hast dich für mich verwendet,
Und hast mir Trost gespendet
In meinen Nöten und Ängsten.

Du gabest mir Trank und Speise,
Und hast mir Geld geborget,
Und hast mich mit Wäsche versorget,
Und mit dem Paß für die Reise.

Mein Liebchen! daß Gott dich behüte,
Noch lange, vor Hitz und vor Kälte,
Und daß er dir nimmer vergelte
Die mir erwiesene Güte!

Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE

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About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 132.

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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

Text added to the website: 2008-03-14 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-12-02 20:25:54

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Word count: 69

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Tu m'es restée fidèle le plus longtemps

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

Tu m'es restée fidèle le plus longtemps,
Et tu es intervenue en ma faveur,
Et tu m'as apporté la consolation
Dans mes heures de détresse et d'anxiété.

Tu me donnas le boire et le manger,
Et tu m'as prêté de l'argent,
Tu as pris soin de mon linge
Et fourni un passeport pour le voyage.

Ma chérie, que Dieu te protège
Encore longtemps du chaud et du froid,
Et que jamais plus il ne te récompense,
Toi qui me dispensas du bien.

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