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O schwöre nicht und küsse nur

Language: German (Deutsch)

O schwöre nicht und küsse nur,
Ich glaube keinem Weiberschwur!
Dein Wort ist süß, doch süßer ist
Der Kuß, den ich dir abgeküßt!
Den hab ich, und dran glaub ich auch,
Das Wort ist eitel Dunst und Hauch.

O schwöre, Liebchen, immerfort,
Ich glaube dir aufs bloße Wort!
An deinen Busen sink ich hin,
Und glaube, daß ich selig bin;
Ich glaube, Liebchen, ewiglich,
Und noch viel länger, liebst du mich.


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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 122.

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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)

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Text added to the website: 2008-04-02 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-12-02 19:20:24

Line count: 12
Word count: 71

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Pas de serments

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

Pas de serments, mais des baisers,
serments de femme sont usés,
[ta voix est douce, cher trésor,
plus doux sont tes baisers encor.]1
eux sont vrais, je les tiens, j'y crois, 
les mots ne sont qu'un bruit de voix.

Mignonne, jure encor,
je crois au simple souffle de ta voix,
et dans tes bras et sur ton sein
je goûte le bonheur divin.
Tu m'as aimé du premier jour,
et je serai ton seul amour.

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1 in the repeat of these lines, Huberti has: "serments sont doux, / plus doux sont tes baisers,"

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 13 DUT ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Akhilles Nikolayevich Alferaki, R. Benyovszky, Nadia Boulanger, O. Esfonde, Gustave Léon Huberti, Johann Rufinatscha, A. von Sigmond, Marcel Tyberg, Konrad Ulrich Alexander, Graf von Wartensleben, Joel Weiss, Friedrich von Wickede. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2014-03-12 00:00:00.

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

Line count: 12
Word count: 75