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Weil ich dich liebe, muß ich fliehend

Language: German (Deutsch)

Weil ich dich liebe, muß ich fliehend
Dein Antlitz meiden - zürne nicht.
Wie paßt dein Antlitz, schön und blühend,
Zu meinem traurigen Gesicht!

Weil ich dich liebe, wird so bläßlich,
So elend mager mein Gesicht -
Du fändest mich am Ende häßlich -
Ich will dich meiden - zürne nicht.

Translation(s): ENG FRE ROM

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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)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown FRE ROM by Nicolae Bretan.
  • Also set in Romanian (Română), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown FRE ENG by Nicolae Bretan.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Parce que je t'aime, il faut qu'en fuyant", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-04-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:40
Line count: 8
Word count: 51

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Parce que je t'aime, il faut qu'en fuyant

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

Parce que je t'aime, il faut qu'en fuyant
J'évite ton visage -- ne m'en veux pas.
Comment ton visage, si éclatant et si beau
Irait-il avec ma si triste figure !

Parce que je t'aime, ma figure devient
Blême, misérable et émacié --
À la fin tu me trouverais hideux --
Je veux t'éviter, ne m'en veux pas.

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Text added to the website: 2011-02-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:15
Line count: 8
Word count: 55