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Nun laß uns Frieden schließen, liebstes...

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

Nun laß uns Frieden schließen, liebstes Leben,
Zu lang ist's schon, daß wir in Fehde liegen.
Wenn du nicht willst, will ich mich dir ergeben;
Wie könnten wir uns auf den Tod bekriegen?
Es schließen Frieden Könige und Fürsten,
Und sollten Liebende nicht [danach]1 dürsten?
Es schließen Frieden Fürsten und Soldaten,
Und sollt' es zwei Verliebten wohl mißraten?
Meinst du, daß, was so großen Herrn gelingt,
Ein Paar zufriedner Herzen nicht vollbringt?

Translation(s): ENG FRE HEB

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1 Wolf: "darnach"

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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: "Now let us make peace, dearest life", 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: "ועכשו הבה נעשה שלום", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2015-09-21 10:52:45

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Word count: 72

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Maintenant faisons la paix, ma très...

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

Maintenant faisons la paix, ma très chère vie,
Nous nous sommes déjà querellés trop longtemps.
Si tu ne veux pas, je me rends :
Comment pouvons-nous nous faire la guerre jusqu'à la mort ?
Les rois et les princes font la paix,
Et deux amants n'en auraient pas envie ?
Princes et soldats font la paix,
Et deux personnes qui s'aiment n'y réussiraient pas ?
Penses-tu que quand de si grands hommes ont réussi
Un couple de cœurs contents échouerait ?

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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: 81