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Lebe wohl, lebe wohl, mein Lieb!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Lebe wohl, lebe wohl, mein Lieb!
Muß noch heute scheiden.
Einen Kuß, einen Kuß [mir gib]1!
Muß dich ewig meiden. 

Eine Blüt', eine Blüt' mir brich
Von dem Baum im Garten!
Keine Frucht, keine Frucht für mich!
Darf sie nicht erwarten.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Karg-Elert: "für mich"

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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)

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Farewell", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Adieu", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2015-01-28 09:58:55
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Word count: 41

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

Adieu, adieu, mon amour,
Aujourd'hui je dois partir,
Un baiser, donne‑moi un baiser,
Je dois m'écarter pour toujours.

Une fleur, cueilles‑moi une fleur
De l'arbre du jardin,
Pas de fruit, pas de fruit pour moi,
Je ne peux l'espérer.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862), "Lebewohl", appears in Lieder, in Wanderlieder, no. 1, first published 1815 ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Consort, C. Altenburg, Julius André, Francis Edward Bache, Charles Ainslie Barry, August Bungert, Julius Buths, Carl Collischonn, Anna Cramer, Berthold Damcke, Johannes Doebber, Friedrich August Dressler, W. Eckardt, Gustav Erlanger, Franz Xaver Gruber, George Henschel, Henry Hepple, Gustave Léon Huberti, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Friedrich von Kerstorf, Theodor Kewitsch, Bernhard Klein, Conradin Kreutzer, Carl Krill, Ernst Löwenberg, Ferdinand Möhring, Friedrich August Naubert, Franz Radnitzky, Othmar Schoeck, Franz Joseph Schütky, Catharina Van Rennes, Joseph Weiss, Johann Baptist Zerlett. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-01-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:03
Line count: 8
Word count: 39