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Det bødes der for

Language: Danish (Dansk)

Det bødes der for i lange Aar,
Som kun var en stakket Glæde;
Det smiler man frem [i]1 flygtig Stund,
Man [bort kan i Aar ej]2 græde.
Der rinder Sorg, rinder Harm af Roser røde.

Der ages paa Lykkens gyldne Hjul
Saa fast, at En intet sandser;
Men Sorgens trælsomme tunge Læs
Det venter os dog, naar vi standser.
Der rinder Sorg, rinder Harm af Roser røde.

Der leves i Lyst som halvt i Drøm,
Men Sorgen har ingen Drømme:
Med vaagne Øjne den paa Dig seer,
Øjne som sugende Strømme.
Der rinder Sorg, rinder Harm af Roser røde.

Ej Smilet vil lyse din Dag i Seng,
Men Taaren har gode Stunder;
Thi Smil er Glands kun af det, der er,
Graad Skyggen af det, der gik under.
Der rinder Sorg, rinder Harm af Roser røde.


Translation(s): ENG FRE GER GER

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F. Delius sets stanza 1
C. Sinding sets stanzas 1-2

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1 Nielsen: "i en"
2 Nielsen: "i aar ej bort kan"

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Il faudra expier pendant une longue année", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-01-16.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:03
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Word count: 136

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Through long, long years

Language: English after the Danish (Dansk)

Through long, long years we must atone, 
For what was a trifling pleasure;
And what we dismiss with a careless smile, 
We cannot recall by long weeping,
For sorrows grow and hot tears flow from red roses.




















From the Delius score.

Submitted by Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in Danish (Dansk) by Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847 - 1885), "Det bødes der for" FRE GER GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Frederick Delius, Carl Nielsen, Ture Rangström, Christian Sinding. 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: 2017-06-01.
Last modified: 2017-06-01 17:31:29
Line count: 5
Word count: 37