by Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875)
Translation Singable translation by Frederick Corder (1852 - 1932)

Hun er saa hvid, min Hjertenskjær
Language: Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): FRE GRE
Hun er saa hvid, min Hjertenskjær,
Et mere hvidt ej findes der;
Jeg elsker hende, ej det sker,
At jeg kan elske hende mer!

Nu er hun død, min Hjertenskjær,
langt mere hvid hun smilerder!
Nu er hun død, o Hjertegru!
Og mer jeg elsker hende nu!

About the headline (FAQ)

Authorship

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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , title 1: "Sie ist so weiß"
  • ENG English [singable] (Frederick Corder) , title 1: "My love she was so pure"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "D'après une chanson russe", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , title 1: "Λευκή κι αγνή", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:15
Line count: 8
Word count: 47

My love she was so pure
Language: English  after the Danish (Dansk) 
My love she was so pure and white,
No mortal else had eyes so bright;
She fill'd with love the heart of me,
That never fuller might it be.
 
Now is she dead so pure and white,
Still purer seems her visage bright.
Dead is she now, O cruel woe!
My heart, too full, must overflow.

Note: from the Grieg score.

Authorship

Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

    [ None yet in the database ]


Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson

Text added to the website: 2009-03-22 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:08
Line count: 8
Word count: 56