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Weißt du noch, wie ich am Felsen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Weißt du noch, wie ich am [Felsen]1
Bei den Veilchen dich belauschte?
Weißt du noch den Fliederstrauch,
Wo der Strom vorüber rauschte?
Weißt du noch den Bergespfad,
Wo ich um den Strauß dich bat,
  Weißt du noch?

Ach, es war ein süßes Bild,
Als du da errötend standest
Und zur Erde all die Blumen
Fielen, die zum Strauß du [wandest]2!
Deine liebe kleine Hand
Spielte mit dem blauen Band,
  Weißt du noch?

Und es sahen Fels und Strom
Dein Erröten und dein Beben,
Sahen auch den ersten Kuß,
Halb genommen, halb gegeben!
Und des Himmels goldner Strahl
Ueberflog Gebirg und Thal;
  Weißt du noch?

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Confirmed with Otto Roquette, Liederbuch, Stuttgart und Tübingen: J.G. Cotta’scher Verlag, 1852, pages 57-58

1 Fischer, Fischhof, Lammers, Pauls: "Fels" (according to Hofmeister) ; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Blumenthal: "bandest"

Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

  • ENG English [singable] (Gwendolen Gore) , "Remember"
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Dost thou mind how I beheld thee,
Gath'ring violets for thy pleasure?
Dost thou mind the lilac tree,
Scatt'ring o'er the stream its treasure?
Dost thou mind the garden bower,
Where I begged thee for a flower?
Dost thou mind?

What a vision full of rapture,
Just to see thee blushing rosy,
And in sweetest shy confusion
To the ground let fall thy posy,
While thy trembling little fingers
Strove to tie the ribbon blue.
Dost thou mind?

And the laughing streams and meadows,
Saw the burning blush that glowed,
And they saw that first long kiss
Stolen half and half bestowed;
Till the dazzling golden sunset
Shed its rays o'er wood and stream,
Dost thou mind?

From the Blumenthal score.

Submitted by Harry Joelson


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Otto Roquette (1824 - 1896), "Weißt du noch?"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Jacques Blumenthal, August Bungert, Oskar von Chelius, Robert Emmerich, August Fischer, Robert Fischhof, Rudolf Förster, Robert Franz, Willem de Haan, Victor Hollaender, Friedrich Gustav Jansen, Adolf Jensen, Robert Kahn, Anton Kappeller, Arno Kleffel, Wilhelm Köhler, Julius Lammers, Olivier Lebierre, Emil Link, Carl Mahlberg, Johannes Pauls, Wilhelm Petersen, Heinrich Reimann, Louis Wallbach, Adolf Wallnöfer, Nicolai von Wilm. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2009-02-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:06
Line count: 21
Word count: 117