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Und willst du deinen Liebsten sterben...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Und willst du deinen Liebsten sterben sehen,
So trage nicht dein Haar gelockt, du Holde.
Laß von den Schultern frei sie niederwehen;
Wie Fäden sehn sie aus von purem Golde.
Wie goldne Fäden, die der Wind bewegt - 
  Schön sind die Haare, schön ist, die sie trägt!
Goldfäden, Seidenfäden ungezählt -
  Schön sind die Haare, schön ist, die sie strählt!

Translation(s): ENG FRE HEB

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Donna Bareket) , title 1: "And if you see your lover die", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , title 1: "ואם את רוצה לראות את אהובך מת", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-12-29 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:02

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Word count: 60

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Et si tu vois ton bien‑aimé mourir

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

Et si tu vois ton bien-aimé mourir,
Alors ne mets pas tes cheveux en tresses, ma chère.
Laisse-les flotter sur tes épaules ;
Ils ressemblent à des fils d'or pur.
Comme des fils dorés que le vent agite.
Comme tes cheveux sont beaux, comme elle est belle, celle qui les porte !
Fils d'or, innombrables fils de soie,
Comme tes cheveux sont beaux, comme elle est belle, celle qui les porte !

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Text added to the website: 2010-09-29 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:01

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Word count: 72