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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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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!"

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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: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:01:24
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Betrayed love

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 That night we kissed each other, o maiden,
 no one was observing us.
 The stars, which stood in the sky -
 we confided only in those stars.
 
 It was one star that fell,
 and accused us to the sea;
 then the sea told it to a rudder,
 and the rudder told it to a sailor.
 
 That same sailor sang it
 to his sweetheart.
 Now, on the streets and in the market,
 the boys and girls sing of it in chorus.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 - 1838), "Verratene Liebe (Neugriechisch)", written 1827, appears in Lieder und lyrisch epische Gedichte DUT FRE FRE GER GER GRE IRI RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, John Böie, August Conradi, Peter Cornelius, Gustav Hasse, Engelbert Humperdinck, Henning Karl Adam von Koss, Franz Krinninger, Hermann Levi, Franz Otto, Carl Piutti, Robert Schumann, Nic. Thauret, Wilhelm Moritz Vogel. Go to the text.

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

 

Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:01:24
Line count: 12
Word count: 81