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Que le jour me dure!

Language: French (Français)

Que le [jour]1 me dure!
Passé loin de toi,
toute la nature
n'est plus rien pour moi.

Le plus vert bocage,
[quand]2 tu n'y viens pas,
n'est qu'un lieu sauvage,
pour moi, sans appas.

Hélas! si je passe
Un jour sans te voir,
Je cherche ta trace
Dans mon désespoir...

Quand je t'ai perdue,
Je reste à pleurer,
Mon âme éperdue
Est près d'expirer.

Le coeur me palpite
Quand j'entends ta voix,
Tout mon sang s'agite
Dès que je te vois;

Ouvres-tu la bouche,
Les cieux vont s'ouvrir...
Si ta main me touche,
Je me sens frémir.

Translation(s): DUT GER GER SWE

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1 Beethoven, Zumsteeg: "temps"
2 Beethoven, Zumsteeg: "Si"

Submitted by Héctor Vicencio


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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Ludwig Andreas Gotter (1661 - 1735) DUT SWE by Norbert Burgmüller, Anton Diabelli, Joh. Chr. Jusdorf, Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe, Franz Xaver Mozart, Friedrich Johann Albrecht Muck, Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, Corona Elisabeth Wilhelmine Schröter, Gottlieb Streitwolf.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Johann Gottfried Herder (1744 - 1803) , "Sehnsucht" [an adaptation] DUT ENG SWE by Ignaz Brüll, Josephine Lang.
  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT GER GER by John [Jacques] Jacobsson.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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