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Trocknet nicht, trocknet nicht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Trocknet nicht, trocknet nicht,
Thränen der ewigen Liebe!
Ach! nur dem halbgetrockneten Auge
[Wie öde, wie todt die Welt ihm erscheint]1!
Trocknet nicht, trocknet nicht,
[Thränen unglücklicher Liebe!]2


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE FRE IRI ITA

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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke, Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand, Erster Band, Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cottaschen Buchhandlung, 1827, page 108; and with Goethe's Schriften, Achter Band, Leipzig, bey Georg Joachim Göschen, 1789, page 151.

1 Howe: "Wie öde, wie todt die Welt ihm erscheinet" ; Randhartinger: "Wie öde, wie tief die Welt ihm erscheint! / Wie öde, wie tot die Welt ihm erscheint" (note the use of "tief" in the first repetition of this line)
2 Randhartinger : "Tränen der ewigen Liebe!" (the second line is used instead of the last)

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor] and Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]

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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, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Goig de la melangia", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Geluk in weemoed", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Joie de la mélancolie", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Voluttà della malinconia", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Do not run dry, do not run dry

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Do not run dry, do not run dry,
Tears of eternal love!
Even to the half-dry eye
How desolate and dead the world appears!
Do not run dry, do not run dry,
Tears of unhappy love!


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Translation of title "Wonne der Wehmut" = "The joy of sadness"

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Wonne der Wehmuth", written 1775, first published 1789 CAT DUT FRE FRE GER IRI ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Alfred Julius Becher, Ludwig van Beethoven, Adolf Busch, Robert Caby, A. M. Caspary, Franz Danzi, Moritz, Graf von Dietrichstein, Robert Franz, Mary Howe, Aloys Kothe, Carl Krill, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Benedikt Randhartinger, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Josef Renner, jun., Hermann Julius Riehle, Franz Salmhofer, Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, Franz Peter Schubert, Friedrich Wilhelm Stade, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Frank Valentin Van der Stucken, August Walter, Justus Hermann Wetzel, Karl Friedrich Zelter, Winfried Zillig. Go to the text.

 

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