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Ich trage meine Minne

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich trage meine Minne 
Vor Wonne stumm
Im Herzen und im Sinne 
Mit mir herum.
Ja, daß ich dich gefunden, 
Du liebes Kind,
Das freut mich alle [Stunde]1, 
Die mir beschieden sind.

[Ob]2 auch der Himmel trübe, 
Kohlschwarz die Nacht,
Hell leuchtet meiner Liebe 
Goldsonn'ge Pracht.
Und [liegt]3 [die]4 Welt in Sünden, 
So tut mir's weh --
Die arge muß erblinden 
Vor deiner Unschuld Schnee.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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1 Strauss: "Tage"
2 Strauss: "Und ob"
3 note: sometimes appears incorrectly as "lügt" in some Strauss scores.
4 Strauss:"auch die"

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Geluk draag ik van ‘t minnen", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "I bear my love", copyright © 2016
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Je porte mon amour", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Io porto il mio amore", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2017-06-06 16:48:20

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Word count: 64

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I bear my love

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I bear my love 
Silent with joy,
In my heart and in my mind
With me everywhere.
Yes, that I have found you, 
Beloved one,
Will delight me every [hour]1 
That has been granted to me.

[Though]2 the sky is gloomy,
And the night is as black as coal,
My love shines brightly,
With the splendor of sunny gold. 
And although the world is full of sin, 
Which makes me sad,
The evil must be blinded
By your innocence, pure as snow.

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1 Strauss: "day"
2 Strauss: "And though"


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Text added to the website: 2016-09-29 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-06-06 16:47:56

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Word count: 82