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Liebliches Kind

Language: German (Deutsch)

Liebliches Kind,
Kannst du mir sagen,
[Sagen warum
Zärtliche Seelen
Einsam und stumm]1
Immer sich quälen,
Selbst sich [betrügen]2,
Und ihr Vergnügen
Immer nur [ahnden]3,
Da wo sie nicht sind?
Kannst du mir's sagen,
Liebliches Kind?


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA RUS

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1 Brahms, Bruch, and some others: "Warum einsam und stumm / Zärtliche Seelen"
2 Brahms: "betrüben"
3 Brahms, Bruch: "ahnen"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown DUT ENG ITA FRE by Nikolai Karlovich Medtner.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Lovely child, can you tell me", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Mia cara fanciulla", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Serenade (Lieftallig kind)", 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 10:01:30
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Lovely child, can you tell me

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 Lovely child,
 Can you tell me,
 Why, alone and mute,
 Tender souls
 Always torture themselves,
 Why they make themselves gloomy,
 And why they seem to suspect
 that their pleasures 
 will be where they are not;
 Can you not tell me this,
 Lovely child?


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
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Word count: 44