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Wir wollten mit Kosen und Lieben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wir [wollten]1 mit Kosen und Lieben
Geniessen der köstlichen Nacht.
Wo sind doch die Stunden geblieben?
Es ist ja der Hahn schon erwacht.

Die Sonne, die bringt viel Leiden,
Es weinet die scheidende Nacht;
Ich also muß weinen und scheiden,
Es ist ja die Welt schon erwacht.

Ich wollt' es gäb' keine Sonne,
Als eben dein Auge so klar.
Wir weilten in Tag und in Wonne,
Und schliefe die Welt immerdar.


Translation(s): CAT ENG ENG FRE

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1 Seldeneck: "wollen" ; further changes may exist not noted above.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Morning dew", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Rosée du matin", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:23
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Rosée du matin

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

Nous voulions avec caresses et amour
Savourer la nuit délicieuse.
Où sont donc enfuies les heures ?
Le coq est déjà réveillé.

Le soleil qui apporte beaucoup de souffrances
Pleure la nuit qui s'éloigne,
Je dois aussi pleurer et partir,
Le monde est déjà réveillé,

Je voudrais qu'il n'y ait pas d'autre soleil
Que tes yeux si clairs,
Que nous demeurions dans le jour et la volupté,
Et que le monde dorme à jamais.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 - 1838), "Morgenthau", written 1822, appears in Lieder und lyrisch epische Gedichte CAT ENG ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): August Bungert, Kasimir Danysz , Adalbert von Goldschmidt, Edvard Grieg, Erik Meyer-Helmund, Karl Julius Schwab, Eduard, Freiherr von Seldeneck, Joseph Weiss, Maude Valérie White. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2008-11-29 00:00:00.
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