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Geständnis

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Spanish (Español)

Also lieb' ich Euch, Geliebte,
Daß mein Herz es nicht mag wagen,
Irgend einen Wunsch zu tragen,
Also lieb' ich Euch!

Denn wenn ich zu wünschen wagte,
Hoffen würd' ich auch zugleich;
Wenn ich nicht zu hoffen zagte,
Weiß ich wohl, erzürnt' ich Euch.

Darum ruf' ich ganz alleine
Nur dem Tod, daß er erscheine,
Weil mein Herz es nicht mag wagen,
Einen andern Wunsch zu tragen,
Also lieb' ich Euch!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Note: Schumann repeats every last verse, and after the very last one inserts "Also lieb' ich Euch!" again.

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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Bekentenis", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Confession", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Confession", copyright © 2011, (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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Word count: 71

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Confession

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

So do I love you, beloved,
that my heart does not dare
to cherish any desire at all -
so do I love you!

If I dared to wish,
I might also hope as well;
and if I did not hesitate to hope,
I know well I would anger you.

So I call only 
for Death, that he might appear,
because my heart cannot dare
cherish another wish:
so do I love you!


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:29
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Word count: 73