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Schattenküsse, Schattenliebe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Schattenküsse, Schattenliebe,
Schattenleben, wunderbar!
Glaubst du Närrin, alles bliebe
Unverändert ewig wahr?

Was wir lieblich fest besessen
Schwindet hin wie Träumerein;
Und die Herzen, die vergessen,
Und die Augen schlafen ein.


Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG NOR ROM

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N. Bretan sets stanza 1

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Shadow kisses, shadow love", copyright ©


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-10-22 17:55:19
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Shadow‑love and shadow‑kisses

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Shadow-love and shadow-kisses,
Life of shadows, wondrous strange!
Shall all hours be sweet as this is,
Silly darling, safe from change?

All things that we clasp and cherish
Pass like dreams we may not keep;
Human hearts forget and perish,
Human eyes must fall asleep.


F. Bridge sets stanza 2
E. Farrar sets stanza 2

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Submitted by Ted Perry

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Neue Gedichte, in Verschiedene, in Seraphine, no. 9 NOR ROM
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Nicolae Bretan, Richard Farber, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Don Forsythe, Gerald M. Ginsburg, Ferdinand Gumbert, Oswald Horlacher, Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman, Stuart Moffat. Go to the text.

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


Text added to the website: 2003-11-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
Line count: 8
Word count: 45