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Warum willst du and're fragen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Warum willst du and're fragen,
Die's nicht meinen treu mit dir?
Glaube nicht, als was dir sagen
Diese beiden Augen hier!

Glaube nicht den fremden Leuten,
Glaube nicht dem eignen Wahn;
Nicht mein Tun auch sollst du deuten,
Sondern sieh die Augen an!

Schweigt die Lippe deinen Fragen,
Oder zeugt sie gegen mich?
Was auch meine Lippen sagen,
Sieh mein Aug', ich liebe dich!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

List of language codes

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Per què vols preguntar als altres", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Waarom wil je 't anderen vragen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , "Why will you question others", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Pourquoi demander aux autres", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Perché domandi ad altri", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48
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Word count: 64

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Pourquoi demander aux autres

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Pourquoi demander aux autres,
Qui ne te sont pas fidèles?
Ne crois rien d'autre que ce que te disent
Ces deux yeux là!

Ne crois pas les étrangers
Ne crois pas ta propre imagination;
N'interprète pas même mes actes,
Mais regarde les yeux!

Tes lèvres taisent tes questions,
Ou bien témoignent-elles contre moi?
Aussi, quoique disent mes lèvres,
Vois mes yeux, je t'aime!


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2008 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Text added to the website: 2008-02-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:37
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Word count: 63