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Daphne, deine Rosenwangen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Daphne, deine Rosenwangen
soll ich morgen wieder sehn!
Einzig du bist mein Verlangen,
Gold kann ich bei dir verschmäh'n.

Weg mit Hoheit, weg mit Schätzen,
keinen Wunsch erregt ihr mir.
Daphne nur kann mich ergötzen,
glücklich bin ich nur bei ihr.

Fürsten würden mich beneiden,
wüssten sie mein Glücke ganz.
Mein Triumph gibt höh're Freuden
als der Helden Lorbeerkranz.

Ewig, ewig uns zu lieben
bleibet uns're süße Pflicht.
Bei so feur'gen, lautern Trieben
fehlt es uns an Glücke nicht.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Submitted by Bertram Kottmann


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Daphne, o, jouw rozenwangen", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Daphne, it is your rosy cheeks", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Daphné, tes joues roses", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-11-21.
Last modified: 2016-02-29 16:11:46
Line count: 16
Word count: 79

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Daphne, it is your rosy cheeks

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Daphne, it is your rosy cheeks
I am to see again tomorrow!
Only you are my desire,
I will even reject gold for you.

Off with titles, off with treasure,
they are of no interest to me.
It is only Daphne who can enthrall me,
only with her I am happy.

Princes would envy me,
if they knew about my entire happiness.
My triumph makes me happier
than the heroes' laurel wreath.

Eternal love 
is our sweet lot.
With these glowing, pure desires 
we are not missing happiness.

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Text added to the website: 2007-11-21.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:30
Line count: 16
Word count: 88