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Weil' auf mir, du dunkles Auge

Language: German (Deutsch)

Weil' auf mir, du dunkles Auge,
Übe deine ganze Macht,
Ernste, milde [träumerische]1,
Unergründlich süße Nacht.
Nimm mit deinem Zauberdunkel
Diese Welt von hinnen mir,
Daß du über meinem Leben
Einsam schwebest für und für.


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1 Sjögren: "träumereiche"

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Linger on me, dark eyes", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Stay with me, endarkened vision", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "S'il te plait", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:01:38
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S'il te plait

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

Attarde-toi sur moi, avec tes yeux sombres
exerce toute ta puissance,
grave, clémente, rêveuse,
insondable douce nuit.
Avec ton obscurité magique, prends
ce monde qui est en moi
afin que sur ma vie
tu planes seule et à jamais.

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850), "Bitte", appears in Gedichte, in 1. Erstes Buch, in Sehnsucht CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Károly Aggházy, Conrad Ansorge, Carl Banck, Louis Bauer, Wilhelm Baumgartner, Albert Ernst Anton Becker, Anton Beer, Anton Beer-Walbrunn, Rafael Behn, Franz Bendel, Natanael Berg, Gustav Bergmann, Th. Birt, Jacques Blumenthal, Martin Blumner, Carl Bohm, Heinrich Böie, Wenzel Theodor Bradsky, Émile von Brucken-Fock, August Heinrich Diedrich Bünte, Willy Burkhard, Gerard Francis Cobb, Leopold Damrosch, Anton Eberhardt, Toni Edelmann, Louis Ehlert, Emil Ehrismann, Johann Dietrich Eickhoff, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Otto Fiebach, Alexander von Fielitz, Hans Fleischer, Wolfgang Fortner, Robert Franz, Wilhelm Gericke, Friedrich Gernsheim, Hermann Goetz, Carl Georg Peter Grädener, Julius Otto Grimm, Carl Hauer, Julius Hirschberg, Adolf Hoffmann, Josef Hofmann, Bernhard Hopffer, Charles Edward Ives, Robert Kahn, Georg Kaiser, Theodor Fürchtegott Kirchner, Richard Kleinmichel, Paul Kletzki, Theobald Kretschmann, Franz Krežma, Martin Levy, Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe, Otto Lohse, Carl Machts, George Washington Magnus, Eusebius Mandyczewski, Czesław Józef Marek, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Ernest Nikolayevich Merten, Erik Meyer-Helmund, Klaus Miehling, Anna Mier, Gräfin, Emanuel Moór, Moritz Moszkowski, Jean Louis Nicodé, Carl, Graf Nostitz, Max Oberleithner, Max Ohnec, Omâra, Carl Orff, Richard Pohl, Gustav Pressel, Rudolph, Freiherr von Procházka, Natalie Quiteria, Vicomtesse de Santa, Benedikt Randhartinger, Julius Rauscher, Max Reger, Carl Ressler, Franz Ries, Heinrich Rietsch, Silvio Rigutini, Edmund Rochlich, Hugo Röhr, Wilhelm Rosenberg, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Ernst Rudorff, Martha von Sabinin, Curt Sachs, Léandre Schlegel, Alfred Schlenker, Louis Schlottmann, Joseph Schmid, Walter Schulthess, Edwin Schultz, Karl Julius Schwab, Heinrich Schwartz, Eduard, Freiherr von Seldeneck, Emil Sjögren, Joseph Stich, Leopold Stolz, Hermann Suter, Ernst Edward Taubert, Albert Theodor Töpken, Anton Urspruch, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Heinrich Weidt, Felix Paul Weingartner, Friedrich von Wickede, Felix von Woyrsch, Arthur Wulffius. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-07-13T00:00:00.
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