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Wohl waren es Tage der Sonne

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wohl waren es Tage der Sonne,
Die Bäume blühten im Mai,
Dein Blick sprach Liebeswonne -
Das ist vorbei.

Verblüht sind lange die Bäume,
Der Herbst ist kommen geschwind;
Die Träume, die schönen Träume
Verweht der Wind.

Translation(s): 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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2005-10-12 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:14

Line count: 8
Word count: 37

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On était bien aux jours ensoleillés

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

On était bien aux jours ensoleillés,
Les arbres de mai bourgeonnaient,
Ton regard exprimait la volupté de l'amour -
C'est fini.

Depuis longtemps les arbres sont fanés,
L'automne est vite arrivé,
Les rêves, les beaux rêves
Sont éparpillés par le vent.

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884), no title, appears in Jugendgedichte, in 2. Zweites Buch, in Berlin, in Mädchenlieder, no. 2
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Albert Ernst Anton Becker, Rudolph Bergh, Wilhelm Bruch, Victor Burchardt, Oskar von Chelius, Cornelius Hendrick Coster, Anton Deprosse, Felix Dreyschock, Heinrich Esser, Alexander von Fielitz, August Fischer, Hans Fleischer, Robert Franz, Hermann Genss, Adalbert von Goldschmidt, J. Jacques Haakman, Konrad Haffter, Gustav Hecht, Carl Heinemann, Adolf Jensen, Emil Kauffmann, Theodor Fürchtegott Kirchner, Otto Adolf Klauwell, Wilhelm Kleinecke, Raphael von Koeber, Arnold Krug, W. J. Otto Lessmann, Friedrich August Naubert, Eduard Poldini, Carl Quitta, Rudolf Radecke, Willy Rehberg, Franz Ries, Heinrich‏ Schmidt, Otto Schmidt, Gustav Schreck, Robert Schwalm, Emil Sulzbach, Julie von Waldburg-Wurzach, Fürstin, Frederick Johannes Wiel-Lange, Alexander Winterberger, Felix von Woyrsch. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-08-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:20

Line count: 8
Word count: 41