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Komm herbei, komm herbei, Tod

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Komm herbei, komm herbei, Tod,
Und [versenk' in]1 Cypressen den Leib;
Lass mich frei, lass mich frei, Not,
Mich [erschlägt]2 ein holdseliges Weib.
[ Mit Rosmarin mein Leichenhemd, 
O bestellt es! 
Ob Lieb' ans Herz mir tötlich kommt, 
Treu' hält es.]3

Keine Blum, keine Blum süß,
Sei gestreut auf den schwärzlichen Sarg;
[ Keine Seel', keine Seel' ]4 grüß
mein Gebein, wo die Erde es [verbarg.]5
[Um Ach und Weh zu wenden ab', 
bergt alleine
mich, wo kein Treuer wall' ans Grab
und weine.]6


Translation(s): CAT DUT FRE ITA

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1 Killmayer: "bedeck mit"; further changes may exist not noted above.
2 Petersen: "zerbrach"
3 Petersen: "Mein Leichentuch mit Tannenstreu, / O umhüllt es. / Sein Todeslos kein Mensch so treu / Erfüllt es. "
4 Loewe: " Mein Totenkleid mit Eibenblatt, o beeilt es! / Mein Todeslos, kein Treu'rer hat geteilt es."
5 Petersen: "Nicht ein Freund, nicht ein Freund"
6 Petersen: "barg"
6 Petersen: "Zu sparen tausend Ach und Weh, / Legt mich, / Wo keine treue Seel mein Grab je seh / Und weine. "
6 Loewe: " Um Ach und Weh zu wenden ab, / Laßt alleine mich ruh'n im Grab, / Kein Treuer komm' und weine."
5 Cornelius: " Um Ach und Weh zu wenden ab, / Bergt mich alleine / Da, wo kein Treuer wall' ans Grab,/ Und weine."

Submitted by Matthias Gräff-Schestag

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Based on
  • a text in English by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in Twelfth Night, Act II, scene 4 DUT DUT FIN FRE ITA NOR NOR SWE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Arthur N. Aldridge, R. E. H. Allport, David Werner Amram, Orsmond Anderton, Dominick Argento, Godfrey Edward Pellew Arkwright, Thomas Augustine Arne, Garth Baxter, Benjamin James Dale, Madeleine Dring, John Edmunds, Vivian Fine, Gerald Finzi, Wolfgang Fortner, John Linton Gardner, Juliana Hall, Lee Hoiby, Sven Eric Emanuel Johanson, Erich Korngold, Jacques Leguerney, Kenneth Leighton, Elizabeth Maconchy, Ernest John Moeran, Douglas Stuart Moore, Roger Quilter, Ethel Florence Lindesay Robertson, as Henry Handel Richardson, Betty Roe, Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Vergin, Stephen Wilkinson. 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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Kom maar op, kom maar op, dood", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Jacques Jobard) , "Chant de Shakespeare", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Gianni Franceschi) , "Canzone", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-12-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:02
Line count: 16
Word count: 84

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Canzone

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

Vieni qui, vieni qui, morte
e sprofonda il mio corpo tra i cipressi;
lasciami libero, lasciami libero, affanno,
mi uccide una donna incantevole.
Con il rosmarino la mia veste funebre
appronta!
Anche se l'amore giunge mortale al mio cuore,
serbalo fedele.

Nessun fiore, nessun dolce fiore
sia sparso sulla nera bara;
che anima viva non saluti
le mie ossa, là dove la terra le cela.
Per impedire sospiri e lamenti, 
nascondimi
dove nessun amante fedele 
possa giungere presso la tomba
e pianga.


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Based on
Based on
  • a text in English by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in Twelfth Night, Act II, scene 4 DUT DUT FIN FRE ITA NOR NOR SWE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Arthur N. Aldridge, R. E. H. Allport, David Werner Amram, Orsmond Anderton, Dominick Argento, Godfrey Edward Pellew Arkwright, Thomas Augustine Arne, Garth Baxter, Benjamin James Dale, Madeleine Dring, John Edmunds, Vivian Fine, Gerald Finzi, Wolfgang Fortner, John Linton Gardner, Juliana Hall, Lee Hoiby, Sven Eric Emanuel Johanson, Erich Korngold, Jacques Leguerney, Kenneth Leighton, Elizabeth Maconchy, Ernest John Moeran, Douglas Stuart Moore, Roger Quilter, Ethel Florence Lindesay Robertson, as Henry Handel Richardson, Betty Roe, Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Vergin, Stephen Wilkinson. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2008-08-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:52
Line count: 17
Word count: 82