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Die Jahre kommen und gehen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Jahre kommen und gehen,
Geschlechter steigen ins Grab,
doch nimmer vergeht die Liebe,
die ich im Herzen hab.

Nur einmal noch möcht ich dich sehen,
und sinken vor dir aufs Knie,
und sterbend zu dir sprechen:
Madame, ich liebe Sie!


Translation(s): DAN ENG ENG FRE ITA

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in Danish (Dansk), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG FRE ITA ; composed by Peter Arnold Heise.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Arturo Toscanini.

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33

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The years they come and go

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The years they come and go, 
The races drop in the grave. 
Yet never the love doth so. 
Which here in my heart I have. 

Could I see thee but once, one day, 
And sink down so on my knee, 
And die in thy sight while I say, 
"Lady, I love but thee" 


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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. 25 FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Bernhard Conradi, T. de Czerniewsky, Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, Gerald M. Ginsburg, Oskar Guttmann, Henri Hartog, R. Johndorff, Fabio Nieder, Yvan Renno, Gerhard Rühm, August Schuster, Korstiaan Stougie, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2009-05-12 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:14

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Word count: 53