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Les témoins de l'amour

Language: French (Français) after the Greek (Ελληνικά)

"Quand nous nous sommes embrassés,
ma belle, il était nuit; qui nous a vus?"

"(Qui nous a vus?) la nuit et l'aurore,
les étoiles et la lune.

Une étoile est descendue, 
et l'a dit à la mer:

la mer l'a dit à la rame;
la rame au matelot;

et le matelot l'a chanté
à la porte de sa belle."


Translation(s): ENG GER GER

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Submitted by Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]

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Based on
  • a text in Greek (Ελληνικά) from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , "Ὁ ἒρωτας φανερωμένος", collected by N. G. Politis around 1900; this is text no. 124 of a selection of

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

    [ None yet in the database ]

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Wilhelm Müller) , title 1: "Wer hat 's verraten?"
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "The witnesses of love", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2008-03-16.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:38
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Da nachts wir uns küßten, o Mädchen

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

Da nachts wir uns küßten, o Mädchen,
hat keiner uns zugeschaut.
Die Sterne, die standen am Himmel,
wir haben den Sternen getraut.

Es ist ein Stern gefallen,
der hat dem Meer uns verklagt,
da hat das Meer es dem Ruder,
das Ruder dem Schiffer gesagt.

Da sang der selbige Schiffer
es seiner Liebsten vor.
Nun singen's auf Straßen und Märkten
die Knaben und Mädchen im Chor.1


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE GRE IRI RUS

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R. Schumann sets stanzas 1-3

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1 Humperdinck adds: "Sie singen von unsrer Liebe, / von Wellen und Sternenlicht. / Lass Liebste, sie singen und raunen: / wir küssen und hören sie nicht!" ... English translation (Malcolm Wren): They are singing of our love, / of waves and starlight. / My love, let them sing and whisper: / we shall kiss and not hear them!"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Based on
Based on
  • a text in Greek (Ελληνικά) from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , "Ὁ ἒρωτας φανερωμένος", collected by N. G. Politis around 1900; this is text no. 124 of a selection of

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) , "Verklikte liefde", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Betrayed love", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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