by John Olaf Paulsen (1851 - 1924)

Den Ærgjerige
Language: Norwegian (Bokmål) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
I Haven her du hvisked engang, jeg var dig kjær.
Nu ser du bort og tier: Du elsker mig ej mer.
Du fulgte Ærens Stjerne og glemte Dalens Fred.
Du steg i gyldne Sale men jeg var ikke med!

Kan Æren vel opveje et Hjertes ømme Tro!
Alt har du nu, min Elskte, kun ikke Hjertets Ro!
Jeg skal ej for dig skygge din Stjernehimmels Hvælv.
Vel tabte jeg min Lykke; men du har tabt dig selv!

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Nigel Parker) , title 1: "The ambitious one", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "À l'ambitieux", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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