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Sag ich's euch, geliebte Bäume

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sag ich's euch, geliebte Bäume,
Die ich ahndevoll gepflanzt,
Als die wunderbarsten Träume
Morgenrötlich mich umtanzt.
Ach, ihr wißt es, wie ich liebe,
Die so schön mich wiederliebt,
Die den reinsten meiner Triebe
Mir noch reiner wiedergibt.

Wachset wie aus meinem Herzen,
Treibet in die Luft hinein,
Denn ich grub viel Freud' und Schmerzen
Unter eure Wurzeln ein.
Bringet Schatten, traget Früchte,
Neue Freude jeden Tag;
Nur daß ich sie dichte, dichte,
Dicht bei ihr genießen mag!

Translation(s): FRE

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Dois-je vous dire, arbres bien-aimés", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-12-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:11
Line count: 16
Word count: 77

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Dois‑je vous dire, arbres bien‑aimés

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

Dois-je vous dire, arbres bien-aimés
Que j'ai plantés pleins de promesse,
Comme les rêves les plus merveilleux
Dansaient autour de moi dans les rougeurs de l'aube ?
Ah, vous savez combien je l'aime,
Elle qui m'aime aussi si merveilleusement,
Elle par qui mes désirs les plus purs
Me sont retournés encore plus purs.

Poussez comme si vous sortiez de mon cœur,
Montez vers le ciel,
Car j'ai enterré tant de joies et de chagrins
Sous vos racines.
Donnez de l'ombre, portez des fruits,
De nouvelles joies chaque jour ;
Pourvu que serré, serré,
Serré contre elle j'en profite.

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Text added to the website: 2018-11-04.
Last modified: 2018-11-13 16:53:40
Line count: 16
Word count: 98