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Language: German (Deutsch)

Es ist so angenehm, so süß,
Um einen lieben Mann zu spielen,
Entzückend, wie im Paradies,
Des Mannes Feuerkuß zu fühlen.

Jetzt weiß ich, was mein Taubenpaar,
Mit seinem sanften Girren sagte,
Und was der Nachtigallen Schaar,
So zärtlich sich in Liedern klagte;

Jetzt weiß ich, was mein volles Herz,
In ewiglangen Nächten engte;
Jetzt weiß ich, welcher süße Schmerz,
Oft seufzend meinen Busen drängte;

Warum kein Blümchen mir gefiel,
Warum der Mai mir nimmer lachte,
Warum der Vögel Liederspiel
Mich nimmermehr zur Freude fachte:

Mir trauerte die ganze Welt,
Ich kannte nicht die schönsten Triebe.
Nun hab’ ich, was mir längst gefehlt,
Beneide mich, Natur - ich liebe!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Submitted by Richard Morris and Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cançó", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lied", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "Song", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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