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Liebeslied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich bin der [Hirsch und du]1 das Reh,
Der Vogel du und ich der Baum,
Die Sonne du und ich der Schnee,
Du bist der Tag und ich der Traum.

Nachts aus meinem schlafenden Mund
Fliegt ein Goldvogel zu dir,
Hell ist seine Stimme, sein Flügel bunt,
Der singt dir das Lied voll der Liebe,
Der singt dir das Lied von mir.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 274.

1 Thienemann: "Hirsch, du bist"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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 (Sharon Krebs) , "Love song", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Chanson d'amour", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-05-02.
Last modified: 2018-08-08 13:40:44
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