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Komm, falsche Dirne, laß dich küssen!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Komm, falsche [Dirne, laß]1 dich küssen!
So falsch du bist, [doch bist du]2 süß;
Dein Mund hat all an [sich]3 gerissen
Den Honig aus dem Paradies.

Ich herze dich, und sollte hassen;
Ich hasse dich, doch ach, [wie]4 mild!
Ich sollte dich auf ewig lassen,
Und fasse dich, so wild, so wild!

Und ist in alle diese Wonnen
Mein Leben und mein Geist getaucht --
Was mir dein Herz für Qual ersonnen,
Ist alles in den Wind gehaucht!


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG

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Sometimes titled "Falsch, aber süß"
1 Blumenthal: "Maid, und laß"
2 Blumenthal, Van der Stucken: "du bist doch"
3 Van der Stucken: "dich"
4 Blumenthal: "so"

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)

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

  • ENG English [singable] (J. A. Homan) , title 1: "Passion"
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (August Matthijs) , title 1: "Hartstocht"
  • ENG English [singable] (Gwendolen Gore) , title 1: "Flame"


Text added to the website: 2008-11-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:18
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