Day after day he comes and goes away
Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)
Day after day he comes and goes away.
Go, and give him a flower from my hair, my friend.
If he asks who was it that sent it,
I entreat you do not tell him my name --
For he only comes and goes away.
He sits on the dust under the tree.
Spread there a seat with flowers and leaves, my friend.
His eyes are sad, and they bring sadness to my heart.
He does not speak what he has in mind;
He only comes and goes away.
Translation(s): CZE DUT GER ITA RUS
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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)
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in Czech (Čeština), a translation by František Balej (1873 - 1918) DUT ENG GER ITA RUS ; composed by Josef Bohuslav Foerster.
- Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Frederik van Eeden (1860 - 1932) , no title, appears in De Hoovenier, no. 20, first published 1919 CZE ENG GER ITA RUS ; composed by Berthe Geuer.
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Jan Śliwiński (1884 - 1950) , no title, appears in Der Gärtner, no. 20, first published 1916 CZE DUT ENG ITA RUS ; composed by Willem de Haan.
- Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist CZE DUT ENG GER RUS ; composed by Franco Alfano.
- Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist CZE DUT ENG GER ITA ; composed by Mikhail Mikhailovich Ippolitov-Ivanov.
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