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Kind! Es wäre dein Verderben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Kind! Es wäre dein Verderben,
Und ich geb' mir selber Mühe,
Daß dein liebes Herz [in Liebe]1
Nimmermehr [für mich]2 erglühe.

Nur daß mir's so leicht gelinget,
[Will]3 mich dennoch fast betrüben,
Und ich denke [manchmal dennoch]4:
Möchtest du mich dennoch lieben!

Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG FRE

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1 White: "für mich"
2 White: "in Lieb"
3 White: "will's"
4 White: "dennoch manchmal"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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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Text added to the website: 2008-02-24T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:02:37
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Mon enfant! Ce serait ta perte

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

Mon enfant! Ce serait ta perte,
Et moi-même je ferais des efforts
Afin que ton cher coeur plus jamais
Ne brûle d'amour pour moi.

Maintenant que j'y arrive si facilement
Je suis pourtant presque troublé,
Et cependant je pense parfois :
Puisses-tu néanmoins m'aimer!

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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 Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Die Heimkehr, no. 48 ENG ENG ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Boleslav Viktorovich Grodzky, George Henschel, Korstiaan Stougie, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Maude Valérie White. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-04-03T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:03:11
Line count: 8
Word count: 44