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Min Tankes Tanke ene du er vorden, Du er mit Hjertes første Kærlighed. Jeg elsker Dig, som Ingen her på Jorden, Jeg elsker Dig i Tid og Evighed!
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- by Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875), "Min Tankes Tanke", written 1833, from Samlede Digte - Epigrammatiske Digte XII [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907), "Jeg elsker Dig", op. 5 no. 3 (1864), published 1865, from Hjertets melodier, no. 3, also set in German (Deutsch) [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Peter Erasmus Lange-Müller (1850 - 1926), "Min Tankes Tanke ene du er vorden " [ voice and piano ] [ sung text checked 1 time]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Franz (Friedrich) von Holstein (1826 - 1878) , "Ich liebe dich" [an adaptation] DUT ENG FRE IRI SPA ; composed by Edvard Grieg, Otto Hohlfeld, Johann Heinrich Samuel "Marcel" Sulzberger.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Nils Lid Hjort) , "I love you", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Je t'aime", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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You have become the single thought of my thoughts, you are the first love of my heart. I love you as no one else here on Earth, I love you for time and eternity!
- Translation from Danish (Dansk) to English copyright © by Nils Lid Hjort, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in Danish (Dansk) by Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875), "Min Tankes Tanke", written 1833, from Samlede Digte - Epigrammatiske Digte XII