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Liebliches Kind

Language: German (Deutsch)

Liebliches Kind,
Kannst du mir sagen,
[Sagen warum
Zärtliche Seelen
Einsam und stumm]1
Immer sich quälen,
Selbst sich [betrügen]2,
Und ihr Vergnügen
Immer nur [ahnden]3,
Da wo sie nicht sind?
Kannst du mir's sagen,
Liebliches Kind?


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA RUS

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1 Brahms, Bruch, and some others: "Warum einsam und stumm / Zärtliche Seelen"
2 Brahms: "betrüben"
3 Brahms, Bruch: "ahnen"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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 or adaptations:

  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown DUT ENG ITA FRE by Nikolai Karlovich Medtner.

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Lovely child, can you tell me", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Mia cara fanciulla", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Serenade (Lieftallig kind)", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Cher enfant

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

Cher enfant,
Peux-tu me dire
Pourquoi, seules et silencieuses,
Les âmes délicates
Se tourmentent toujours,
S'affligent,
Et toujours pressentent
Que leur plaisir est
Là où elles ne sont pas ;
Cher enfant,
Peux-tu me le dire ?


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., please ask the copyright-holder(s) directly.

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Text added to the website: 2012-02-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:45
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Word count: 37