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So wahr die Sonne scheinet

Language: German (Deutsch)

So wahr die Sonne scheinet,
So wahr die Wolke weinet1,
So wahr die Flamme sprüht,
So wahr der Frühling blüht;
So wahr hab' ich empfunden,
Wie ich dich halt' umwunden:
Du liebst mich, wie ich dich,
Dich lieb' ich, wie du mich.

Die Sonne mag verscheinen,
Die Wolke nicht mehr weinen,
Die Flamme mag versprühn,
Der Frühling nicht mehr blühn!
Wir wollen uns umwinden
Und immer so empfinden;
Du liebst mich, wie ich dich,
Dich lieb' ich, wie du mich.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA POR POR

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1 In op. 101-8 Schumann has exchanged the first four lines thus:
So wahr die Sonne scheinet,
So wahr die Flamme sprüht,
So wahr die Wolke weinet,
So wahr der Frühling blüht;

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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) , "Zowaar de zon kan schijnen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "As truly as the sun shines", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Aussi vrai que luit le soleil", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Come è vero che splende il sole", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Ana Vargas) , "Tão certo como brilha o sol", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "Tão verdade como o sol a brilhar", 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 10:01:48
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Word count: 80

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Aussi vrai que luit le soleil

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

Aussi vrai que luit le soleil,
Aussi vrai que pleure le nuage,
Aussi vrai que rayonne la flamme,
Aussi vrai que fleurit le printemps,
Aussi vrai que j'ai ressenti,
Alors que je te tenais enlacée :
Que tu m'aimes comme je t'aime,
Que je t'aime comme tu m'aimes.

Le soleil peut s'éteindre,
Le nuage cesser de pleurer,
La flamme se refroidir,
Le printemps ne plus fleurir !
Nous voulons nous enlacer
Et ainsi toujours ressentir
Que tu m'aimes, comme je t'aime
Que je t'aime, comme tu m'aimes.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866), no title, appears in Lyrische Gedichte, in 3. Liebesfrühling, in 1. Erster Strauß. Erwacht, no. 13 DUT ENG ITA POR POR
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Reinhold Becker, Adolf Brandt, Wilhelm Kienzl, Johanna Kinkel, née Mockel, Leopold Lenz, Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, Heinrich August Marschner, Anna Mier, Gräfin, Franz Ries, Mathilde, Baroness Willy de Rothschild, Philipp Rüfer, Robert Schumann, Robert Schwalm, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2008-02-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:37
Line count: 16
Word count: 87