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Welle, gleitest singend fort

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Welle, gleitest singend fort,
Blatt und Blüthe schwimmt mit dir;
Bringe meiner Augenlust,
Einen süssen Gruss von mir.

Lüftchen säuseln um den Hain,
Küsset Blum' und Schäferin;
Geh zu schönem Liebchen mein,
Trag ihm meine Seufzer hin!

Rind' in die ich Worte schnitt,
Bessres weiht dir Dankes Pflicht;
Liebchens Auge sollst du sehn;
Flüsternd ihm: "Vergiss mein nicht!"

Translation(s): ENG

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2016-06-03.
Last modified: 2016-06-03 21:33:16
Line count: 12
Word count: 58

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Wave, singing, you glide away

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Wave, singing, you glide away,
Leaf and blossom swims with you;
Take to the light of my eyes
A sweet greeting from me.

Zephyrs sough about the grove,
Kiss flower and shepherdess;
Go to my beautiful beloved,
Carry my sighs to her!

Bark into which I carved words,
The duty of gratitude dedicates better things to you;
You shall see the eyes of my darling,
Whispering to her: "Forget me not!"

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Translations of title(s):
"Vergiss mein nicht" = "Forget me not"
"Welle, Lüftchen und Rinde" = "Wave, breeze, and bark"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2017 by Sharon Krebs, (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: 2017-11-24.
Last modified: 2017-11-24 11:19:14
Line count: 12
Word count: 71