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Der verzweifelte Liebhaber

Language: German (Deutsch)

Studieren will nichts bringen,
mein Rock hält keinen Stich,
meine Zither will nicht klingen,
mein Schatz, der mag mich nicht.

Ich wollt', im Grün spazierte
die allerschönste Frau,
ich wär' ein Drach' und führte
sie mit mir fort durchs Blau.

Ich wollt', ich jagt' gerüstet
und legt' die Lanze aus,
und jagte alle Philister
zur schönen Welt hinaus.

Ich wollt', ich läg' jetztunder
im Himmel still und weit
und fragt' nach all' dem Plunder
nichts vor Zufriedenheit.

Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The despairing lover", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "L'amoureux désespéré", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "L'amante disperato", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "L'amant desesperat", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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L'amoureux désespéré

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

Étudier n'apporte rien,
Mon habit n' a plus de coutures,
Ma cithare ne résonne plus,
Mon trésor ne m'aime plus.

Je voudrais que dans la verdure se promène
La plus belle femme,
Et que je sois un dragon et que je la port
Avec moi à travers le ciel bleu.

Je voudrais être équipé pour la chasse
Et que ma lance soit déployée
Et que je chasse tous les philistins
Hors de ce monde adorable.

Je voudrais être allongé maintenant
Dans le ciel vaste et calme
Et ne plus me soucier de ce fatras
Si ce n'est de ma satisfaction.

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Text added to the website: 2010-01-26.
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