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O schwöre nicht und küsse nur

Language: German (Deutsch)

O schwöre nicht und küsse nur,
Ich glaube keinem Weiberschwur!
Dein Wort ist süß, doch süßer ist
Der Kuß, den ich dir abgeküßt!
Den hab ich, und dran glaub ich auch,
Das Wort ist eitel Dunst und Hauch.

O schwöre, Liebchen, immerfort,
Ich glaube dir aufs bloße Wort!
An deinen Busen sink ich hin,
Und glaube, daß ich selig bin;
Ich glaube, Liebchen, ewiglich,
Und noch viel länger, liebst du mich.


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About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 122.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]


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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Text added to the website: 2008-04-02 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-12-02 19:20:24

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Word count: 71

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O kiss me only, do not swear

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

O kiss me only, do not swear,
All women's oaths I count but air!
Your words are sweet, but sweeter still
That kiss I took against your will!
I keep it, trust it too till death,
A vow's but smoke and empty breath.

O swear, my dearest girl, swear on,
I'll trust thee on thy word alone!
And when I sink upon thy breast,
Firmly believe that I am blest;
Dear, I'll believe thy love for me
Long will outlast eternity.

About the headline (FAQ)

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 13 DUT FRE FRE FRE FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Akhilles Nikolayevich Alferaki, R. Benyovszky, Nadia Boulanger, O. Esfonde, Gustave Léon Huberti, Johann Rufinatscha, A. von Sigmond, Marcel Tyberg, Konrad Ulrich Alexander, Graf von Wartensleben, Joel Weiss, Friedrich von Wickede. 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)

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Text added to the website: 2009-03-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59

Line count: 12
Word count: 81