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Es freut sich Alles weit und breit

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es freut sich Alles weit und breit,
Ich darf nicht fröhlich sein:
Mein Frühling ist nur Gram und Leid,
O weh, o weh! ich bin allein.
[Leb wohl, leb wohl, mein einzig Glück!
Ach! kehrst du nie, ach! nie zurück?]1

Der Frühling treibt [ihn]2 wieder fort
In's weite Meer hinein;
Schon liegt das Schiff bemastet dort,
O weh, o weh! und wartet [sein]3!
[Leb wohl, leb wohl, mein einzig Glück!
Ach! kehrst du nie, ach! nie zurück?]1

Und als sie sprach in stillem Schmerz:
Wann kehrest du zurück?
Da [drückt' er weinend mich ans]4 Herz:
"Ade, ade! mein Lieb, mein Glück!"
[Leb wohl, leb wohl, mein einzig Glück!
Ach! kehrst du nie, ach! nie zurück?]1

Translation(s): FRE

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1 Mendelssohn: "Ja Scheiden macht mich so betrübt,/ Ach hätt' ich dich doch nie geliebt!"
2 Mendelssohn: "mich"
3 Mendelssohn: "mein"
4 Mendelssohn: "brach vor Sehnsucht mir das"

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "La femme du marin", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:34
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Word count: 115

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La femme du marin

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

Tout le monde à la ronde est heureux
Mais je ne peux être gaie :
Mon printemps n'est que chagrin et peines.
Ô malheur, ô malheur ! Je suis seule
Adieu, adieu, mon unique bonheur !
Hélas, reviendras-tu un jour ?

Le printemps le pousse toujours
Vers la vaste mer ;
Déjà ici, le bateau est mâté,
Hélas, hélas ! et l'attend !
Adieu, adieu, mon unique bonheur !
Hélas, reviendras-tu un jour ?

Et quand, dans sa douleur muette, elle dit :
« Quand reviens-tu ? »
Alors en pleurant il me serra sur son cœur :
« Adieu, adieu ! Mon amour, mon bonheur ! »
Adieu, adieu mon unique bonheur !
Hélas, reviendras-tu un jour ?

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Text added to the website: 2011-01-31.
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