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Oh, when I was in love with you

Language: English

Oh, when I was in love with you,
Then I was [clean]1 and brave,
And miles around the wonder grew
[How]2 well did I behave.

[And]3 now the fancy passes by,
And nothing will remain,
And miles around they'll say that I
Am quite myself again.

Translation(s): GER

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1 Hagen: "sweet"
2 Hagen: "so"
3 Hagen: "But"

Submitted by Ted Perry


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):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Walter A. Aue) , "Oh, als verliebt ich war in dich", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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Oh, als verliebt ich war in dich

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Oh, als verliebt ich war in dich,
war tapfer ich und rein;
da wunderten die Leute sich,
wie brav ich konnte sein.

Doch jetzt, da das Gefühl verblich
und ganz verließ den Sinn,
schwör'n Leute hier, daß wieder ich
voll nun der Alte bin.

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Based on
  • a text in English by Alfred Edward Housman (1859 - 1936), no title, appears in A Shropshire Lad, no. 18, first published 1896
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Robert F. Baksa, Vernon Duke, John Woods Duke, Chester Duncan, Daron Aric Hagen, George Heussenstamm, Juli Nunlist, Charles Wilfred Orr, Nick Peros, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Mervin Whitcomb, John Ramsden Williamson. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2008-06-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:43
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Word count: 44