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Ich geh nicht allein, mein feines Lieb

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich geh nicht allein, mein feines Lieb,
Du mußt mit mir wandern
Nach der lieben, alten, schaurigen Klause,
In dem trüben, kalten, traurigen Hause,
Wo meine Mutter am Eingang kaurt
Und auf des Sohnes Heimkehr laurt.

"Laß ab von mir, du finstrer Mann!
Wer hat dich gerufen?
Dein Odem glüht, deine Hand ist Eis,
Dein Auge sprüht, deine Wang ist weiß; -
Ich aber will mich lustig freun
An Rosenduft und Sonnenschein."

Laß duften die Rosen, laß scheinen die Sonn,
Mein süßes Liebchen!
Wirf um den weiten, weißwallenden Schleier,
Und greif in die Saiten der schallenden Leier,
Und singe ein Hochzeitslied dabei;
Der Nachtwind pfeift die Melodei.

Translation(s): FRE

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Retour de noce", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32

Line count: 18
Word count: 107

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Retour de noce

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

Je ne vais pas seul, mon bel amour,
Il faut que tu viennes avec moi,
Vers la chère, vieille, lugubre cellule,
Dans la grise, froide, triste maison
Où ma mère est accroupie près de l'entrée
Et guette le retour de son fils .

« Laisse-moi tranquille, sombre individu !
Qui t'a appelé ?
Ton haleine brûle, ta main est glacée,
Tes yeux fulminent, ta joue est blanche ;
Mais moi, je veux joyeusement profiter
Du parfum des roses et de la lumière du soleil.

-- Laisse les roses embaumer, laisse luire le soleil,
Mon doux amour !
Enveloppe-toi de ce voile blanc, large et flottant,
Et saisis-toi des cordes de cette lyre sonore,
Et chante un épithalame ;
Le vent de la nuit sifflera la mélodie. »

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), "Die Heimführung", appears in Buch der Lieder, in Junge Leiden, in Romanzen, no. 8
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Banck, Carl Georg Peter Grädener, Julius von Kolb, Franz Anton Leu, Eduard Gustav Sabbath, Julius Schäffer, Franz Joseph Schütky. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2010-12-07 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:09

Line count: 18
Word count: 126