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Wenn sich zwei Herzen scheiden

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn sich zwei Herzen scheiden,
Die sich dereinst geliebt,
Das ist ein großes Leiden,
Wie's [größ'res nimmer]1 gibt.
Es klingt das Wort so traurig gar:
Fahr' wohl, fahr' wohl auf immerdar!
Wenn sich zwei Herzen scheiden,
Die sich dereinst geliebt.

Da ich zuerst empfunden,
Daß Liebe brechen mag:
Mir war's, als sei verschwunden
Die Sonn' am hellen Tag.
[Mir klang's im Ohre]2 wunderbar:
Fahr' wohl, fahr' wohl auf immerdar!
Da ich zuerst empfunden,
Daß Liebe brechen mag.

Mein Frühling ging zur Rüste,
Ich weiß es wohl, warum;
Die Lippe, die mich küßte,
Ist worden kühl und stumm. 
Das eine Wort nur sprach sie klar:
Fahr' wohl, fahr' wohl auf immerdar! 
Mein Frühling ging zur Rüste,
Ich weiß es wohl, warum.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy sets stanzas 1-2

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1 Kücken, Mendelssohn: "größer keines"
2 Kücken, Mendelssohn: "Im Ohre klang mir's"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Quan dos cors se separen", copyright © 2014, (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 [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "When two young hearts must sever"
  • FRE French (Français) (Dina Levias) , "Quand deux cœurs se désunissent", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Nicola Sfredda) , "Quando si separano due cuori", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:29

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When two young hearts must sever

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

When two young hearts must sever,
That once have fondly lov'd
That is a grief, can never,
Ah! never be remov'd.
How strikes that word the heart full sore
Fare-well, fare-well for ever more.



When first I felt, was bannish'd
The love so lately mine,
It seem'd as if had vanish'd
The suns bright mid-day shine.
Strange on the ear those accents pour,
Fare-well, fare-well for ever more.



When joyful spring is ended,
My youthful hopes grown old;
Those lips, with mine once blended,
Are silent, stern and cold.
One cruel word she spoke. no more,
Fare-well, fare-well for ever more.




From the Kücken score.

Submitted by Gerhard Dangel

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884), "Wenn sich zwei Herzen scheiden", appears in Jugendgedichte, in 4. Viertes Buch, in Escheberg. Sankt Goar CAT DUT FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Max Aschinger, Albert Ernst Anton Becker, Gustav Bergmann, John Böie, Oskar von Chelius, Joseph Dessauer, Alfred Dregert, Louis Dumack, Jan Albert van Eijken, Robert Emmerich, Heinrich Esser, Hans Fleischer, Robert Franz, K. Geibel, Ferdinand Gumbert, Gustav Hasse, Carl Hauer, Carl Heinemann, Carl Isenmann, Théodore Kahle, Fr. Kaselitz, August Kern, Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken, Julius Lammers, Johann Lewalter, Heinrich August Marschner, Alphonse Maurice, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Carl Neumann, Rikard Nordraak, Gustav Pressel, Rudolf Radecke, Robert Schaab, C. W. Sommer, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer, Hermann Strusch, Rudolf Thoma, Adalbert Ûberlée, Wenzel Heinrich Veit, Johan Weegenhuise, Arie D. van de Weg, Julius Witt. Go to the text.

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: 2009-08-24 00:00:00.

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

Line count: 18
Word count: 101