That I want thee, only thee
Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)
That I want thee, only thee -
let my heart repeat without end.
All desires that distract me,
day and night, are false and empty to the core.
As the night keeps hidden in its gloom the petition for light,
even thus in the depth of my unconsciousness
rings the cry - 'I want thee, only thee'.
As the storm still seeks its end in peace
when it strikes against peace
with all its might, even thus my rebellion strikes against thy love
and still its cry is - 'I want thee, only thee'.
Translation(s): DUT FRE GER ITA
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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)
- by Jerold Ordansky (b. 1947), "#38 from Gitanjali", 1980 [SATB chorus a cappella], from Settings of Rabindranath Tagore, no. 4. [
text not verified ]
- by Landon Ronald, Sir (1873 - 1938), "That I want thee, only thee", 1913 [voice and piano], from Four Song Offerings - 1st series, no. 2. [
text not verified ]
Settings in other languages:
- Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG GER FRE DUT by Luigi Gorgni.
- Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG GER FRE ITA by Jan Pouwels.
Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website: 2010-11-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:06
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