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O my Luve's like a red, red rose

Language: Scottish (Scots)

O my [Luve's]1 like a red, red rose 
  That's newly sprung in June: 
O my [Luve's]1 like the melodie 
  That's sweetly play'd in tune. 

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass, 
  So deep in luve am I: 
And I will luve thee still, my dear, 
  Till a' the seas gang dry: 

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear, 
  And the rocks melt wi' the sun; 
I will luve thee still, my dear, 
  While the sands o' life shall run. 

And fare thee weel, my only Luve! 
  And fare thee weel a while! 
And I will come again, my Luve, 
  Tho' it were ten thousand mile.


Translation(s): SWG CZE DAN GER GER GER GER GER GER GER GER GRE IRI SWE

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Note: due to a similarity in first lines, Berg's song O wär' mein Lieb' jen' Röslein roth is often erroneously indicated as a translation of this poem.
1 Beach: "Luve is"; Bacon: "love's"

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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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Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • SWG Swiss German (Schwizerdütsch) (August Corrodi) , "Min schatz ist wienes Röseli", first published 1870
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , "Η π’ αγαπώ ’ναι ρόδο ροζ", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Dem rothen Röslein gleicht mein Lieb

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Scottish (Scots)

 Dem rothen Röslein gleicht mein Lieb,
Im Junimond erblüht;
Mein Lieb ist eine Melodei,
Vor der die Seele glüht.
 
  Wie schön du bist, geliebte Maid!
Wie wird das Herz mir schwer!
Und lieben wird's dich immerdar,
Bis trocken Strom und Meer!
 
  Und würden trocken Strom und Meer,
Und schmölzen Fels und Stein:
Ich würde dennoch lebenslang
Dir Herz und Seele weihn!
 
  [Und]1, holdes Liebchen, lebe wohl!
Leb' wohl, du süße Maid!
Bald kehr' ich wieder, wär' ich auch
Zehn tausend Meilen weit!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Robert Burns’ Gedichte, deutsch von W. Gerhard, Leipzig: Verlag von Joh. Ambr. Barth., 1840, page 209

1 Schumann: "Nun"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Based on
  • a text in Scottish (Scots) by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) DAN GRE IRI SWG CZE SWE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): David Arditti, Ernst Bacon, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Frederick Brandeis, Paulo Florence, John Linton Gardner, Ernest Gold, Mervyn, Lord Horder, the Second Baron of Ashford, John Jeffreys, John G. Koch, Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman, Humphrey Procter-Gregg, Clara Kathleen Rogers, George Theophilus Walker. 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)

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Een klein rood roosje lijkt mijn lief", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-19.
Last modified: 2016-11-08 13:57:28
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