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Geh, Geliebter, geh jetzt!

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Spanish (Español)

Geh, Geliebter, geh jetzt!
Sieh, der Morgen dämmert.

Leute gehen schon durch die Gasse,
Und der Markt wird so belebt,
Daß der Morgen wohl, der blasse,
Schon die weißen Flügel hebt.
Und vor unsern Nachbarn bin ich
Bange, daß du Anstoß giebst:
Denn sie wissen nicht, wie innig
Ich dich lieb' und du mich liebst.

Drum, Geliebter, geh jetzt!
Sieh, der Morgen dämmert.

Wenn die Sonn' am Himmel scheinend
Scheucht vom Feld die Perlen klar,
Muß auch ich die Perle weinend
Lassen, die mein Reichthum war.
Was als Tag den Andern funkelt,
Meinen Augen dünkt es Nacht,
Da die Trennung bang mir dunkelt,
Wenn das Morgenroth erwacht.

Geh, Geliebter, geh jetzt!
Sieh, der Morgen dämmert.

Willst du feste Wurzel fassen,
Liebster, hier an meiner Brust,
Ohne daß der Neider Hassen
Stürmisch uns verstört die Lust;
Willst du, daß zu tausend Malen
Ich wie heut dich sehen mag,
Und dir stets auf Sicht bezahlen
Unsrer Liebe Schuldbetrag:

Geh, Geliebter, geh jetzt!
Sieh, der Morgen dämmert.

Fliehe denn aus meinen Armen!
Denn versäumest du die Zeit,
Möchten für ein kurz Erwarmen
Wir ertauschen langes Leid.
Ist in Fegerfeuersqualen
Doch ein Tag schon auszustehn,
Wenn die Hoffnung fern in Strahlen
Läßt des Himmels Glorie sehn.

Drum, Geliebter, geh jetzt!
Sieh, der Morgen dämmert.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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H. Wolf sets stanzas 1-5, 8-9

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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Lawrence Snyder) (Rebecca Plack) , title 1: "Go, my lover, go now!", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Va, mon amour, va maintenant", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-08.
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Go, my lover, go now!

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Go, my lover, go now!
See, morning dawns.

People are already passing through the alleys,
And the market is becoming so lively,
That morning itself, pale morn,
Already raises its white wings.
And I'm afraid of our neighbors,
That you'll shock them;
For they don't know how deeply
I love you and you love me.

So, my lover, go now,
See, morning dawns.

When the sun, shining in the heavens,
Frightens the clear pearls from the field,
Must I also, weeping, surrender
The pearl, which was my realm?
What sparkles as day to others
Seems to my eyes as night,
For the separation darkens upon me, anxious,
When the red of morning awakes.

Go, my lover, go now!
See, morning dawns.

Flee then from my arms!
For if you lose track of time,
We might trade our brief moment of heat,
For long sorrow.
Purgatory's pains can
Be borne for one day,
If hope streaming in the distance
Reveals heaven's glory.

So, my lover, go now!
See, morning dawns.

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-08.
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