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Nur das tut mir so bitterweh'

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nur das tut mir so bitterweh',
Daß Niemand mir von ihm erzählt,
Ob ich ihn je nur wiederseh',
Und ob er glücklich hab' gewählt.

Ich möcht' nur einmal noch ihn sehn,
Und zög' er auch an mir vorbei,
Wollt' ungesehn am Fenster stehn,
Nur schauen, ob er glücklich sei!


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti

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  • ENG English [singable] (Gwendolen Gore) , "A wish"


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A wish

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

'Tis that which makes my pane so sore,
That none will speak of him to me;
Ah! shall I never see him more?
And has he chosen happily?

Could I but see him once again,
'Twould give my heart a little rest,
A little ease my bitter pain,
To know, ah me! that his life were blest.


From the Blumenthal score.

Submitted by Harry Joelson

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Oscar von Redwitz-Schmölz (1823 - 1891), appears in Amaranth, in Amaranth's Herbsteslieder, first published 1849
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Jacques Blumenthal, Wenzel Theodor Bradsky, Franz Dannehl, Bernhard Dessau, Alban Förster, Max Julius Loewengard, Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg, Carl Schön, Albert Karl Tottmann. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2009-02-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:06
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