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An Chloen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Bey der Liebe reinsten Flammen,
Glänzt das arme Hütten-Dach:
Liebchen! ewig nun beysammen!
Liebchen! [schlafend]1 oder wach!

Süßes, zärtliches Umfangen,
Wenn der Tag am Himmel graut;
Heimlich klopfendes Verlangen,
Wenn der Abend niederthaut!

Wonne dort auf allen Hügeln,
Wonn' im Thal, und Jubel hier!
Volle Freyheit, zu verriegeln
Unsre kleine Hütten-Thür!

Lobgesang in Finsternissen,
Wo kein Neider sich versteckt,
Wo nicht mehr, indem wir küßen,
Jedes Lüftchen uns erschreckt!

Und wir theilen alle Freuden,
Sonn' und Mond und Sternen-Glanz;
Allen Segen, alles Leiden,
Arbeit und Gebet, und Tanz.

So, bey reiner Liebe Flammen,
Endet sich der schöne Lauf;
Ruhig schweben wir zusammen,
Liebchen! Liebchen! Himmel auf.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Auserlesene Lieder Von J. G. Jacobi; Herausgegeben von Johann Georg Schlosser. Basel, bei J. J. Thurneysen, dem Jüngern, 1784, pages 62-63; and with Gedichte von Johann Georg Jacobi. Zweyter Theil. Wien, 1816. Bey Ch. Kaulfuß & C. Armbruster (Meisterwerke deutscher Dichter und Prosaisten. Siebenzehntes Bändchen), pages 18-19.

1 Schubert: "träumend"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "A Cloe", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan Chloë", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To Chloe", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "To Chloe", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À Chloé", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2017-08-04 04:28:37

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To Chloe

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 Love's purest flames
 glow upon the poor cottage roof:
 Darling! we are together forever!
 Darling! whether dreaming or awake!
 Sweet, tender embrace
 when day breaks;
 secret yearning, palpitating
 when the dew of evening descends!
 And we share every joy,
 sun and moon and starlight;
 every bliss, every sorrow,
 work and prayer and dance.
 Thus, in the pure flame of love
 these fine things come to an end;
 we float together placidly,
 darling, darling! toward heaven.

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