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Täglich ging die wunderschöne

Language: German (Deutsch)

  Täglich ging die wunderschöne 
Sultanstochter auf und nieder 
Um die Abendzeit am Springbrunn,
Wo die weißen Wasser plätschern.

  Täglich stand der junge Sklave
Um die Abendzeit am Springbrunn.
Wo die weißen Wasser plätschern;
Täglich ward er bleich und bleicher.

  Eines Abends trat die Fürstin 
Auf ihn zu mit raschen Worten:
"Deinen Namen will ich wissen, 
Deine Heimat, deine Sippschaft!"

  Und der Sklave sprach: "Ich heiße
Mohamed, ich bin aus Yemen,
Und mein Stamm sind jene Asra,
Welche sterben, wenn sie lieben."


Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ITA RUS SPA

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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, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ITA RUS SPA by Henry C. F. Castleman.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ITA RUS SPA by George Coleman Gow.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ITA RUS SPA by Henry Kimball Hadley.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893) ENG ENG ENG ITA ENG ENG ENG SPA by Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein.
  • Also set in Spanish (Español), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , "Un asra" ENG ENG ENG ITA RUS ENG ENG ENG by Montserrat Campmany i Cortés.

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

  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , "The Asra", appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • ENG English [singable] (Peter Palmer) , "The Asra", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Asra", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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