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Bedeckt mich mit Blumen

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Spanish (Español)

Bedeckt mich mit Blumen,
Ich sterbe vor Liebe.
Daß die Luft mit leisem Wehen
nicht den süßen Duft [mir]1 entführe,
    Bedeckt mich!
[Ist ja alles doch dasselbe, 
Liebesodem oder Düfte 
    Von Blumen.]2
Von Jasmin und weißen Lilien
sollt ihr hier mein Grab bereiten,
    Ich sterbe. 
Und befragt ihr mich: Woran?
sag' ich: Unter süßen Qualen
    Vor Liebe.

Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA SPA

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1 omitted by Rubinstein
2 omitted by Schumann.

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Duet 'Bedek mij met bloemen'", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) , "O'erstrew me with flowers"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Couvre moi de fleurs, je meurs", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ricopritemi di fiori", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Abel Alamillo Fernández) , "Cubridme con flores", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57
Line count: 14
Word count: 57

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Ricopritemi di fiori

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Ricopritemi di fiori,
muoio d'amore.
Che la brezza con il suo soffio leggero
Non allontani da me il dolce profumo,
ricopritemi tutta!
Sono identica cosa,
sospiro d'amore
o profumo di fiori.
Con gelsomino e con candidi gigli
Preparatemi la tomba,
io muoio.
E se domandate: di che?
Vi risponderò: per le dolci pene

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884), no title, appears in Spanisches Liederbuch, in 2. Weltliche Lieder, no. 14 DUT ENG ENG FRE GER SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, Leopold Damrosch, Ferdinand von Hiller, Adolph Bernhard Marx, Friedrich August Naubert, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Anton Rückauf, Robert Schumann, Severin Warteresiewicz, Hugo Wolf, Felix von Woyrsch. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2009-07-27.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:19
Line count: 14
Word count: 54