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O versenk', o versenk' dein Leid

Language: German (Deutsch)

»O versenk', o versenk' dein Leid,
mein Kind, in die See, in die tiefe See!«
Ein Stein wohl bleibt auf des Meeres Grund,
mein Leid kommt stets in die Höh'.

»Und die Lieb', die du im Herzen trägst,
brich sie ab, brich sie ab, mein Kind!«
Ob die Blum' auch stirbt, wenn man sie bricht,
treue Lieb' nicht so geschwind.

»Und die Treu', und die Treu',
's war nur ein Wort, in den Wind damit hinaus.«
O Mutter und splittert der Fels auch im [Sturm]1,
Meine Treue, die hält ihn aus.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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1 Brahms: "Wind"

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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) , "Onverwoestbare liefde", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Amour fidèle", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Amore fedele", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Amour fidèle

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

"Ô noie, noie ton chagrin,
mon enfant, dans la mer, dans la mer profonde !"
Une pierre repose bien au fond de l'océan,
Mon chagrin remonte toujours à la surface.

"Et l'amour que tu portes dans ton cœur,
Détruis-le, détruis-le, mon enfant !"
Si la fleur meurt aussi quand on la coupe,
L'amour fidèle n'est pas aussi prompt.

"Et ta fidélité, ta fidélité,
c'est seulement un mot, que le vent l'emporte."
Oh, mère, même si le roc se fend dans la tempête,
Mon amour fidèle, il résiste.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Guy Laffaille, (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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Text added to the website: 2009-08-10.
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