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Diese Rose pflück' ich hier

Language: German (Deutsch)

Diese Rose pflück' ich hier
In der weiten Ferne,
Liebes Mädchen, dir, ach dir,
Brächt' ich sie so gerne!

Doch bis ich zu dir mag ziehn
Viele weite Meilen,
Ist die Rose längst dahin;
Denn die Rosen eilen.

Nie soll weiter sich in's Land
Lieb' von Liebe wagen,
Als sich blühend in der Hand
Läßt die Rose tragen;

Oder als die Nachtigall
Halme bringt zum Neste,
Oder als ihr süßer Schall
Wandert mit dem Weste.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "A la que és lluny", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "To the Distant One", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2016-10-23 15:24:00
Line count: 16
Word count: 75

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Cette rose, je l'ai cueillie ici

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

Cette rose, je l'ai cueillie ici,
Dans un pays lointain,
Tendre amie, à toi, ah, à toi,
Je l'offrirais si volontiers!

Pourtant pour arriver jusqu'à toi
Il y a de longs et nombreux milles,
La rose depuis longtemps serait fanée;
Car les roses sont pressées.

Jamais l'amoureux ne doit s'aventurer
Plus loin de son amour,
Que dans sa main une rose en fleur
Ne pourrait le supporter.

Ou que le rossignol
Qui rapporte une brindille au nid,
Ou que son doux chant
Porté par le vent d'ouest.

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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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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850), no title, appears in Gedichte, in 4. Viertes Buch, in Liebesklänge, in An die Entfernte, no. 1 CAT DUT ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ella Adaïewsky, Béla Bartók, Ingeborg Bronsart von Schellendorf, Hans Bussmeyer, Franz Dannehl, Carroll Dunham, Toni Edelmann, Josephine Lang, Heinrich August Marschner, Emil Mattiesen, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Ernst Rudorff, Othmar Schoeck, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Felix Paul Weingartner, Alexander Winterberger, Max Zenger, Heinrich Zöllner. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-06-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:15
Line count: 16
Word count: 87