Translation by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884)

Cubridme de flores
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Cubridme de flores
que muero de amores!
Porque de su aliento el aire
no lleve el olor sublime,
cubridme!
sea porque todo es uno
alientos de amor y olores
de flores.
De azuzenas y jazmines
aqui la mortaja espero,
que muero!
Si me preguntais de qué
respondo: en dulces rigores
de amores.

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884) , no title, appears in Spanisches Liederbuch, in 2. Weltliche Lieder, no. 14 DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA SPA ; composed by Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, Leopold Damrosch, Ferdinand von Hiller, Adolph Bernhard Marx, Friedrich August Naubert, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Anton Rückauf, Robert Schumann, Severin Warteresiewicz, Hugo Wolf, Felix von Woyrsch.

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Bedeckt mich mit Blumen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Bedeckt mich mit Blumen,
Ich sterbe vor Liebe.
Daß die Luft mit leisem Wehen
nicht den süßen Duft [mir]1 entführe,
    Bedeckt mich!
[Ist ja alles doch dasselbe, 
Liebesodem oder Düfte 
    Von Blumen.]2
Von Jasmin und weißen Lilien
sollt ihr hier mein Grab bereiten,
    Ich sterbe. 
Und befragt ihr mich: Woran?
sag' ich: Unter süßen Qualen
    Vor Liebe.

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1 omitted by Rubinstein
2 omitted by Schumann.

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Duet 'Bedek mij met bloemen'", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) , "O'erstrew me with flowers"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Couvre moi de fleurs, je meurs", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ricopritemi di fiori", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Abel Alamillo Fernández) , "Cubridme con flores", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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