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Ich wollt ein Sträußlein binden

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich wollt ein Sträußlein binden,
Da kam die dunkle Nacht,
Kein Blümlein war zu finden,
Sonst hätt ich dir's gebracht.

Da flossen von den Wangen
Mir Tränen in den Klee,
Ein Blümlein aufgegangen
Ich nun im Garten seh.

Das wollte ich dir brechen
Wohl in dem dunklen Klee,
Doch fing es an zu sprechen:
»Ach, tue mir nicht weh!

Sei freundlich im Herzen,
Betracht dein eigen Leid,
Und lasse mich in Schmerzen
Nicht sterben vor der Zeit!«

Und hätt's nicht so gesprochen,
Im Garten ganz allein,
So hätt ich dir's gebrochen,
Nun aber darf's nicht sein.

Mein Schatz ist ausgeblieben,
Ich bin so ganz allein.
Im Lieben wohnt Betrüben,
Und kann nicht anders sein.


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I would have made a bouquet", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "I went to pluck a nosegay"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Je voulais faire un bouquet", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:22
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Word count: 114

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Je voulais faire un bouquet

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

Je voulais faire un bouquet
Quand vint la sombre nuit
Pas moyen de trouver une fleurette,
Sinon je te l'aurais apportée.

Quand de mes joues coulèrent
Des larmes sur le trèfle,
Une fleurette est sortie,
Que je vois maintenant dans le jardin.

J'ai voulu te la cueillir
Dans le sombre trèfle,
Mais elle se mit à dire :
« Ah, ne me fais point mal !

Aie le cœur tendre,
Vois ta propre peine,
Et dans la douleur, ne me fais pas
Mourir avant l'heure ! »

Et si elle n'avait point ainsi parlé,
Toute seule dans le jardin,
Alors je te l'aurais cueillie,
Mais maintenant je ne puis plus.

Mon trésor n'est pas venu,
Je suis tout seul.
Tristesse habite l'amour,
Il ne peut en être autrement.


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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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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Clemens Maria Wenzeslaus von Brentano (1778 - 1842), no title, written 1801/3, appears in Ponce de Leon, first published 1803 ENG ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Friedemann, Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Heinz Holliger, Carl Isenmann, Luise Reichardt, Richard Georg Strauss, Ludwig Wilhelm Andreas Maria Thuille. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2012-06-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:57
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Word count: 128