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Süßer Freund, du blickest

Language: German (Deutsch)

Süßer Freund, du blickest
  Mich verwundert an,
Kannst es nicht begreifen,
  Wie ich weinen kann;
Laß der feuchten Perlen
  Ungewohnte Zier
[Freudenhell erzittern
  In den Wimpern mir]1.

Wie so bang mein Busen,
  Wie so wonnevoll!
Wüßt' ich nur mit Worten,
  Wie ich's sagen soll;
Komm und [birg]2 dein Antlitz
  Hier an meiner Brust,
Will in's Ohr dir flüstern
  Alle meine Lust.

Hab' ob manchen Zeichen
  Mutter schon gefragt,
Hat die gute Mutter
  Alles mir gesagt,
Hat mich unterwiesen,
  Wie, nach allem Schein,
Bald für eine Wiege
  Muß gesorget sein.

Weißt du nun die Thränen,
  Die ich weinen kann?
Sollst du nicht sie sehen,
  Du geliebter Mann;
Bleib' an meinem Herzen,
  Fühle dessen Schlag,
Daß ich fest und fester
  Nur dich drücken mag.

Hier an meinem Bette
  Hat die Wiege Raum,
Wo sie still verberge
  Meinen holden Traum;
Kommen wird der Morgen,
  Wo der Traum erwacht,
Und daraus dein Bildniß
  Mir [entgegen lacht]3.


Translation(s): CHI DAN DUT ENG ENG FRE HEB IRI ITA NOR RUS

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R. Schumann sets stanzas 1-2, 4-5

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Adelbert von Chamisso, Neunzehnte Auflage (19th edition), Berlin, Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1869, pages 13-14.

Modernized spelling would change "Thränen" to "Tränen" and "Bildniß" to "Bildnis".
1 Schumann: "Freudig hell erzittern / In dem Auge mir"
2 Loewe: "bring"
3 Loewe: "entgegenlacht"

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):

  • CHI Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) (Mei Foong Ang) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DAN Danish (Dansk) (Maryanna Morthensen) , "Søde ven, du ser", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lieve vriend, wat kijk je", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Daniel Platt) , "Sweet friend, thou gazest", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Kyle Gee) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Doux ami, étonné", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) (Tsippora Samberg) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Dolce amico, tu", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Natalia Vyshynska) , "Милый друг, ты смотришь", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Lieve vriend, wat kijk je

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Lieve vriend, wat kijk je
Mij verwonderd aan;
Kunt maar niet begrijpen
Hoe ik schreien kan.
Laat die natte parels
-- ongewone sier --
Blij en licht maar beven
In mijn ogen hier.
 
O, hoe bang mijn hart is,
Hoe vol vreugdegloed!
Wist ik maar met woorden
Hoe 'k het zeggen moet;
Kom en leg je hoofd maar
Zacht hier aan mijn borst,
'k Zal in 't oor je fluist'ren
Wat 'k niet hopen dorst.
 
['k Heb al menig teken
Moeder voorgelegd,
En mijn goede moeder
Heeft mij 't ál gezegd.
Heeft mij laten weten
Dat, naar alle schijn,
Spoedig voor een wiegje
Wel gezorgd moet zijn.]1

Snap je nu de tranen
Die ik schreien kan?
Moet jij die niet zien dan,
Jij geliefde, [geliefde]2 man?
Blijf dicht aan mijn hart, ja,
Voel maar hoe het slaat,
Dat ik jou goed vasthoud
En nooit los meer laat.
[Jou goed vasthoud!]3
 
Hier vlak naast mijn bedrand
Krijgt de wieg haar troon.
Zij moet stil verbergen
Straks mijn lieve droom;
Komen zal de morgen
Waar mijn droom op wacht4,
Droom waaruit jouw beelt'nis
Lief mij tegenlacht.
[Jouw beelt'nis.]5


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1 Dit couplet heeft Schumann overgeslagen.
2 Herhaling bij Schumann
3 Herhaling bij Schumann
4 Eigenlijk: waarin mijn droom ontwaakt
5 Herhaling bij Schumann

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