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Auch zu mir kommst du einmal

Language: German (Deutsch)

Auch zu mir kommst du einmal,
Du vergißt mich nicht,
Und zu Ende ist die Qual
Und die Kette bricht.

Noch erscheinst du fremd und fern,
Lieber Bruder Tod.
Stehest als ein kühler Stern
Über meiner Not.

Aber einmal wirst du nah
Und voll Flammen sein --
Komm, Geliebter, ich bin da,
Nimm mich, ich bin dein.

Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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G. Schumann sets stanza 1

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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 251.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Mort, ma sœur", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il viandante alla Morte", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-05-25 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2018-07-12 15:43:20
Line count: 12
Word count: 56

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Mort, ma sœur

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

Un jour tu viendras aussi à moi,
Tu ne m'oublies pas,
Et à la fin c'est le supplice
Et la chaîne casse.

Tu sembles encore étrangère et loin,
Mort, chère sœur.
Tu te tiens comme une étoile froide
Au-dessus de ma détresse.

Mais un jour tu seras proche
Et pleine de flammes.
Viens, mon amour, je suis là,
Prends-moi, je suis à toi.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Bruder Tod", written 1918, first published 1920 ENG ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wolfgang Rolf Ackermann, Dietrich Ammende, Paul Barth-Planitz, Franz Bauer, Oskar Baumann, Ernst Albert Broechin, Hans Brunner, Werner Bühler, Hans-Georg Burghardt, Richard Czelinski, Georg Ebner, Joachim Faber-Krause, Hans Fleischer, Adolf Haegi, Karl Hasse, Jakob Herrmann, Walter Jesinghaus, Elsa Loacker Jones, Georg Krietsch, Hans-Hermann Kurig, Walter Lange, Richard Mader, Otto Maurer, Walter A. Pfeiffer, Hildegard Quiel, Heinrich Rückler, Franz Xaver Schlaud, Martin Schlensog, Immo Schneider, Karl Scholz, Gerhard Schumann, Edward Staempfli, Werner Vogel, Justus Hermann Wetzel, Gerhard Wiemer, F. Willi, Franz Xaver Zintl, Karl Maria Zwissler. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2011-12-21 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:43
Line count: 12
Word count: 63