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Liebst du um Schönheit

Language: German (Deutsch)

Liebst du um Schönheit,
O nicht mich liebe! 
Liebe die Sonne,
Sie trägt ein gold'nes Haar!

Liebst du um Jugend,
O nicht mich liebe!
Liebe den Frühling,
Der jung ist jedes Jahr! 

Liebst du um Schätze,
O nicht mich liebe. 
Liebe die Meerfrau,
[Die]1 hat viel Perlen klar.

Liebst du um Liebe,
O ja, mich liebe!
Liebe mich immer, 
Dich lieb' ich immerdar.


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Confirmed with Liebesfühling, Vierter Strauss: Wiedergewonnen, Elfte Auflage. Frankfurt am Main: J. D. Sauerländer's Verlag, 1880, page 218.

1 Mahler, C. Schumann: "Sie"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Melanie Trumbull


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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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Si estimes per la bellesa", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Zoek je naar schoonheid?", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "If you love for beauty", copyright © 2014
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Si tu aimes pour la beauté", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Si tu aimes la beauté", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Se ami per la bellezza", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Maria Guimarães) , title 1: "Se amas pela beleza", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alberto Villar) , title 1: "Si amas la belleza", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SWE Swedish (Svenska) (Yvonne Helander) , title 1: "Älskar du för Skönhets skull, älska inte mig", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Se amas pela beleza

Language: Portuguese (Português) after the German (Deutsch)

Se amas pela beleza
Oh, então não me ames!
Ama o sol
Que tem cabelo dourado!

Se amas pela juventude
Oh, então não me ames!
Ama a primavera
Que jovem é todos os anos!

Se amas pela riqueza
Oh, então não me ames
Ama a sereia
Que tem muitas pérolas claras!

Se amas pelo amor,
Oh então sim, ama-me
Ama-me sempre,
Amar-te-ei sempre mais.

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