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Wenn du die kleine Hand mir gibst

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn du [die kleine Hand]1 mir gibst,
Die so viel Ungesagtes sagt,
Hab ich dich jemals dann gefragt,
Ob du mich liebst?

Ich will ja nicht, daß du mich liebst,
Will nur, daß ich dich nahe weiß
Und daß du manchmal stumm und leis
Die Hand mir gibst.


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE ITA

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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 73.

1 Lindauer-Cattaneo: "deine kleine Hand"; J. Marx, Schütz: "die Hand"; Schick: "die liebe Hand"

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

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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)

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Request", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "S'il te plaît", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Gianni Franceschi) , "Richiesta", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-06-02.
Last modified: 2018-08-09 21:39:34
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Word count: 48

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S'il te plaît

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

Quand tu m'as donné ta petite main,
Qui disait tant de choses inexprimées,
Je me suis alors demandé
Si tu m'aimais.

Certes, je ne veux pas que tu m'aimes,
Je veux seulement te savoir près de moi
Et que parfois, en silence et doucement
Tu me donnes la main.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Bitte", written 1901 ENG ENG ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Lydia Barblan-Opienska, Oskar Baumann, Laci Boldemann, Frédéric Decrauzat, Peter Escher, Rudolph Ganz, Wilhelm Grosz, as Hugh Williams, Erwin Hauff, Christian Heimerl, Willy Hess, Horst Joachim Japtok, Erich Jeromin, Otto Jochum, Karl Jürgens, Werner Kuck, Johann Lindauer-Cattaneo, Joseph Marx, Richard Maux, Viktor Merz, Friedrich Niggli, Annie van Ommeren, Casimir von Pászthory, Eduard Pütz, Kari Rydman, Philippine Schick, Josy Schlageter, Immo Schneider, Gerhard Schumann, Ludwig Schütz, Helmut Schwarz, Bruno Seidler-Winkler, Herbert Thienemann, Heinz Zabel, Franz Xaver Zintl. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2012-07-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:59
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Word count: 49