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Fluch den Augen, die mein Liebchen...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Fluch den Augen, die mein Liebchen schauen!
Fluch den Händen, die es fühlen können!
Fluch den Straßen, Wäldern, Fluren, Auen!
Denen ich die liebe Näh muss gönnen!
Wär' ich doch der Hauch [in]1 seinem Munde!
Wär' ich doch der Stein, auf dem er schreitet!
Wär' sein Blut ich, das in steter Stunde
[Zu]2 dem vielgeliebten Herzen gleitet!


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Weigl: "aus"
2 Weigl: "Nach"

Submitted by 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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Vally Weigl, née Pick) (Lydia Perera) , title 1: "Woe to eyes that gaze upon my lover"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-06-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:09
Line count: 8
Word count: 57

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Woe to eyes that gaze upon my lover

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Woe to eyes that gaze upon my lover,
Woe to hands that may be stretched to please him;
Woe to roads, to woods and fields of clover
All to whom I sadly must release him!
 
Were I but the air that he is breathing!
Were I but the stone on that he's treading,
Were I but a drop of blood that seething
Ever onward to his heart is heading!


Submitted by 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)

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Text added to the website: 2009-06-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:15
Line count: 8
Word count: 69