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Die Linde blühte, die Nachtigall sang

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Linde blühte, die Nachtigall sang,
Die Sonne lachte mit freundlicher Lust;
Da küßtest du mich, und dein Arm mich umschlang,
Da preßtest du mich an die schwellende Brust.
Die Blätter fielen, der Rabe schrie hohl,
Die Sonne grüßte verdrossenen Blicks;
Da sagten wir frostig einander: "Lebwohl!"
Da knickstest du höflich den höflichsten Knicks.

Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE ITA RUS

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 131.

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


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Text added to the website: 2008-01-19 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-12-02 20:21:28

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The nightingale sang, the lime was in...

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The nightingale sang, the lime was in flower,
The sun was laughing with hearty glee;
Your arms were about me, you kissed me that hour,
On your heaving bosom you cradled me.

The raven croaked, and the lime-leaves fell,
The sun's salute was a peevish light;
We bade to each other a frosty "Farewell,"
And you curtsied politely a curtsy polite.

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. 25 FRE FRE RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): John Clement Adams, Ferdinand Gottfried Baake, Hermann Drechsler, Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, Don Forsythe, Gregory Hayes, Ch. Merten, Edward Staempfli, Oscar Strasnoy, Joel Weiss. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2009-03-14 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00

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Word count: 61