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Stell auf den Tisch die duftenden...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Stell auf den Tisch die duftenden Reseden,
  Die letzten roten Astern trag herbei,
Und laß uns wieder von der Liebe reden,
    Wie einst im Mai.

Gib mir die Hand, daß ich sie heimlich drücke
  Und wenn man's sieht, mir ist es einerlei,
Gib mir nur einen deiner süßen Blicke,
    Wie einst im Mai.

Es blüht und [funkelt]1 heut auf jedem Grabe,
  Ein Tag im [Jahre ist den]2 Toten frei,
Komm an mein Herz, daß ich dich wieder habe,
    Wie einst im Mai.


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1 Strauss: "duftet"
2 Strauss, Thuille: "Jahr ist ja den"

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jelle Leistra) , "Alle zielen", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Allerzielen", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Peter Low) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "All Souls' Day", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , "All Souls' Day", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Giorno dei morti", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Alexandre Trovon) , "O Dia de Todos os Santos", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Abel Alamillo Fernández) , "El día de todos los santos", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:29
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Word count: 82

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Alle zielen

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Zet op de tafel de geurende reseda's,
de laatste rode asters dragen bij,
en laat ons opnieuw van de liefde spreken,
zoals eens in mei.

Geef me de hand, dat ik haar stiekem1 druk,
en als iemand het ziet, mij is het enerlei2,
geef me slechts3 een van je zoete blikken,
zoals eens in mei.

Het bloeit en geurt vandaag4 op elk graf,
een dag in het jaar zijn toch de doden vrij,
kom aan mijn hart, dat ik je opnieuw heb
zoals eens in mei.

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1 geheim, heimelijk, steels, geheimzinnig, knus, gezellig
2 hetzelfde
3 maar, alleen
4 heden, tegenwoordig


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann von Gilm zu Rosenegg (1812 - 1864), "Allerseelen", appears in Letzte Blätter ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE ITA POR SPA SPA FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Franz von Blon, Felix Draeseke, Alexander von Fielitz, Adalbert von Goldschmidt, James Kallembach, Julius Kniese, Eduard Lassen, J. Pembauer, Joseph Pembaur, Willem Pijper, Josef Schen, Hilda Sehested, Eduard Seuffert, Josef Stransky, Alfred Strasser, Franz Strauch, Richard Georg Strauss, Béla Szabados, Ludwig Wilhelm Andreas Maria Thuille, Theodor Winkelmann. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2004-04-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:05
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Word count: 86