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Ich will's dir nimmer sagen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich [will's dir]1 nimmer sagen,
Wie ich so lieb dich hab',
Im Herzen will ich's tragen,
Will [stumm]2 sein wie das Grab.

Kein Lied soll dir's gestehen,
Soll flehen um mein Glück,
Du selber sollst es sehen,
Du selbst -- in meinem Blick.

Und kannst du es nicht lesen,
Was dort so zärtlich spricht,
So ist's ein Traum gewesen,
Dem Träumer zürne nicht.

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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1 Becker, Dorn, Hoth, Hoppe, Jonas, Lang, Lassen, Lederer, Naret-Koning, Nodnagel, Nordmann, Rehberg, Roeder, Schaefer, C. Schultz, Simon: "will dir's"; Bradsky, Kauffmann: "will Dir"; further changes may exist for composers with red dots beside their setting information.
2 Lang: "still"

Submitted by John Versmoren


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) (Harald Krebs) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Gwendolen Gore) , "My secret"

Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2015-10-29T16:09:13
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