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O Felsen, lieber Felsen

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Czech (Čeština)

O Felsen, lieber Felsen,
Was stürztest du nicht ein,
Als ich mich trennen mußte
Von dem Geliebten mein?

Laß dämmern, Gott, laß dämmern,
Daß bald der Abend wink'
Und daß auch bald mein Leben
In Dämmerung versink'!

O Nachtigall, du traute,
O sing' im grünen Hain,
Erleichtere das Herz mir
Und meines Herzens Pein!

Mein Herz, das liegt erstarret
Zu Stein in meiner Brust,
Es findet hier auf Erden
An nichts, an nichts mehr Lust.

Ich frei' wohl einen Andern
Und lieb' ich ihn auch nicht;
Ich tue, was mein Vater
Und meine Mutter spricht.

Ich tue nach des Vaters
Und nach der Mutter Wort,
Doch heiße Tränen weinet
Mein Herz in einem fort.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Lament II", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Plainte II", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
Line count: 24
Word count: 114

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Plainte II

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

Ô falaise, chère falaise,
Que ne t'es-tu effondrée,
Quand je devais quitter
Mon bien-aimé ?

Amène le soir, Dieu, amène le soir,
Que la soirée puisse bientôt s'approcher,
Et que bientôt mon amour aussi
Puisse se fondre dans l'obscurité !

Ô rossignol, mon chéri,
Chante dans le buisson vert,
Éclaire mon cœur
Et la douleur de mon cœur !

Mon cœur est engourdi
Comme une pierre dans ma poitrine,
Il ne trouvera ici sur la terre
Plus de joie à rien à rien.

J'épouserai bien un autre homme
Et je ne l'aimerai pas.
Je ferai ce que mon père
Et ma mère ont dit.

Je suivrai de mon père
Et de ma mère la volonté,
Mais des larmes chaudes couleront
À l'intérieur de mon cœur.


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Text added to the website: 2011-04-21.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:20
Line count: 24
Word count: 125