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Sterb' ich, so hüllt in Blumen meine...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Sterb' ich, so hüllt in Blumen meine Glieder;
Ich wünsche nicht, daß ihr ein Grab mir grabt.
Genüber jenen Mauern legt mich nieder,
Wo ihr so manchmal mich gesehen habt.
Dort legt mich hin, in Regen oder Wind;
Gern sterb ich, ist's um dich, geliebtes Kind.
Dort legt mich hin in Sonnenschein und Regen;
Ich sterbe lieblich, sterb' ich deinetwegen.

Translation(s): ENG FRE NOR

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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):

  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "Om jeg dør, så hyll mine ledd inn i blomster", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Donna Bareket) , title 1: "If I should die, then shroud my limbs with flowers", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-01-17 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:03

Line count: 8
Word count: 60

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Om jeg dør, så hyll mine ledd inn i blomster

Language: Norwegian (Bokmål) after the German (Deutsch)

Om jeg dør, så hyll mine ledd inn i blomster;
Jeg ønsker ikke at dere graver meg en grav.
Legg meg ved de murene
Hvor dere så mang en gang så meg.
Legg meg der, i regn eller vind;
Jeg dør gjerne om det er for deg, elskede barn.
Legg meg der i solskinn og regn;
Herlig dør jeg, om det er for din skyld.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Norwegian (Bokmål) copyright © 2008 by Marianne Beate Kielland, (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: 2008-03-19 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:39

Line count: 8
Word count: 65