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Ich bin dein Baum, o Gärtner, dessen...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich bin dein Baum, o Gärtner, dessen Treue
Mich hält in Liebespfleg' und süßer Zucht,
Komm, daß ich in den Schoß dir dankbar streue
Die reife, dir allein gewachs'ne Frucht.

Ich bin dein Gärtner, o du Baum der Treue!
Auf and'res Glück fühl ich nicht Eifersucht,
Die holden Äste find ich stets aufs Neue
Geschmückt mit Frucht, wo ich gepflückt die Frucht.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA POR

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Submitted by Margo Briessinck

Authorship


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 'Ik ben je boom'", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "A due", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "Sou a tua árvore, jardineiro", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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I am your tree, oh gardener, whose...

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I am your tree, oh gardener, whose faithfulness
Holds me in loving care and sweet cultivation.
Come, that I with gratitude may scatter into your lap
The ripe fruit, which grew for you alone.

I am your gardener, oh tree of loyalty!
I do not feel envious of any other happiness.
I ever anew find the lovely branches
Garnished with fruit, where I have [already] picked fruit.


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Translated titles:
Baum und Gärtner = Tree and Gardener
Duett = Duet

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2009 by Sharon Krebs, (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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