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Gut'n Abend, gut'n Abend, mein tausiger...

Language: German (Deutsch)

 Gut'n Abend, gut'n Abend, mein tausiger Schatz,
 Ich sag' dir guten Abend;
 Komm' du zu mir, ich komme zu dir,
 Du sollst mir Antwort geben, mein Engel!

 Ich kommen zu dir, du kommen zu mir?
 Das wär' mir gar keine Ehre;
 Du gehst von mir zu andern Jungfraun,
 [Das hab' ich wohl vernommen, mein Engel!]1

 Ach nein, mein Schatz, und glaub' es nur nicht,
 Was falsche Zungen reden,
 Es geben so viele gottlosige Leut',
 Die dir und mir nichts gönnen, mein Engel!

 Und gibt es so viele gottlosige Leut',
 Die dir und mir nichts gönnen,
 So solltest du selber bewahren die Treu' 
 Und machen zu Schanden ihr Reden, mein Engel!

 Leb' wohl, mein Schatz, ich hör' es wohl,
 Du hast einen Anderen lieber,
 So will ich meiner Wege geh'n,
 Gott möge dich wohl behüten, mein Engel!

 Ach nein, ich hab' kein' Anderen lieb,
 Ich glaub' nicht gottlosigen Leuten,
 Komm' du zu mir, ich komme zu dir,
 Wir bleiben uns beide getreue, mein Engel!

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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1 in the WoO version, this is "Das kann ich an dir wohl spüren, mein Engel!" (...that I can well sense, my angel!)

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Good evening, good evening, my wondrous treasure", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Bonsoir, mon très cher trésor", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Buona notte, buona notte....", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Gespannen verhouding", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2015-01-19 13:27:16

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Bonsoir, mon très cher trésor

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

Lui :
 Bonsoir, mon très cher trésor,
 Je te dis bonsoir ;
 Si tu viens à moi, j'irai à toi,
 Tu dois me donner une réponse, mon ange !

Elle :
 Si je vais à toi et toi à moi ?
 Dans ce cas il n'y aurait aucun honneur pour moi ; 
 Tu vas de moi à d'autres filles,
 C'est ce que j'ai bien entendu, ,mon ange !

Lui :
 Mais non, mon trésor, tu ne dois pas croire
 Tous ce que ces mauvaises langues disent,
 Il a tant de gens sans Dieu
 Qui ne nous permettent rien, mon ange !

Elle :
 Et si s'il y a tant de gens sans Dieu
 Qui ne nous permettent rien,
 Alors tu devrais rester fidèle
 Et leur faire honte de leurs racontars, mon ange !

Lui :
 Adieu, mon trésor, je comprends bien,
 Tu as un autre amoureux,
 Aussi je vais m'en aller,
 Que Dieu te protège, mon ange !

Elle :
 Ah, non, je n'ai pas d'autre amoureux,
 Je ne crois pas ces gens sans Dieu,
 Si tu viens à moi, j'irai à toi,
 Nous resterons fidèles l'un à l'autre, mon ange !

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , text from Deutsche Volkslieder mit ihren Original-Weisen, Berlin, first published 1838-40 DUT ENG ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Brahms. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2011-04-26 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:20

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