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In meinem Garten die Nelken

Language: German (Deutsch)

In meinem Garten die Nelken
mit ihrem Purpurstern
[müssen]1 nun alle verwelken,
   denn du bist fern.

Auf meinem Herde die Flammen
die ich bewacht so gern,
[sanken]2 in Asche zusammen,
   denn du bist fern.

Die Welt ist mir verdorben,
mich grüßt nicht Blume [nicht]3 Stern,
mein Herz ist lange gestorben,
   denn du bist fern.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE IRI POR

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1 Blodek: "sie müssen"
2 Blodek: "sie sanken"
3 Blodek: "noch"

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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)

This text (or a part of it) is used in a work

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , "The carnations in my garden", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , "Im' ghairdinse", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "Canção", copyright © 2011, (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: 54

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The carnations in my garden

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The carnations in my garden
with their crimson center-star
they all must wilt away now,
because you are afar.

The flames in my hearth
I so loved to watch,
they crumbled to ashes,
because you are afar.

The world went sour,
with neither flower greeting me nor star -
my heart died away long ago,
because you are afar.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884), no title, appears in Jugendgedichte, in 2. Zweites Buch, in Berlin, in Mädchenlieder, no. 1 CAT DUT FRE IRI POR
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johann Bernhard André, Richard Barth, Wilhelm Baumgartner, Rudolph Bergh, Vilém Blodek, Oskar von Chelius, Cornelius Hendrick Coster, Anton Deprosse, Alfred Dregert, Johann Carl Eschmann, Heinrich Esser, Alexander von Fielitz, Robert Franz, Hermann Genss, August Glück, Adalbert von Goldschmidt, J. Jacques Haakman, Gustav Hecht, Carl Heinemann, A. R. Hellmann, Reinhold Ludwig Herman, Eduard Hermes, Fritz Kauffmann, Johanna Kinkel, née Mockel, Theodor Fürchtegott Kirchner, Otto Adolf Klauwell, Eduard Lassen, W. J. Otto Lessmann, Kurt Lietzmann, George W. Marston, Franz Mayerhoff, Erik Meyer-Helmund, Bernhard Molique, Eduard Poldini, Rudolf Radecke, Bruno Ramann, Willy Rehberg, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Franz Ries, Jakob Rosenhain, Heinrich‏ Schmidt, Otto Schmidt, Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg, Heinrich Schrader, Gustav Schreck, Robert Schumann, Robert Schwalm, Max Stange, Hermann Strusch, Otto Tiehsen, Frederick Johannes Wiel-Lange, Alexander Winterberger. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2005-03-31 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:13

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Word count: 59