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Wollt vorübergehen, doch es mußt...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wollt vorübergehen, doch es mußt geschehen,
Daß ich [deine Küsse wie im Traum]1 gepflückt.
Und 's ist so gekommen, wie ich's oft vernommen,
Daß ich leiden müsse, [wenn]2 du mich beglückt.

Gehe nun im Leide wie im Festtagskleide,
Hast mit Küssen, Liebste, mich so reich geschmückt.
Will mit meinen Klagen dir nur eines sagen,
Ewig leiden müssen, ist, was mich beglückt. -- --

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Marx: "wie im Traume deinen Kuß"
2 Marx: "hast"

Submitted by Barbara Miller and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Sorrow of love", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-01-12.
Last modified: 2017-02-21 12:23:20
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Sorrow of love

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I wanted to pass by, but it had to happen
That I plucked your [kisses]1 as in a dream.
And it happened as I have often heard,
That I must suffer, [when you make]2 me glad.

[I] now walk about in sorrow as in a festive garment;
With kisses, most Beloved, you have adorned me so lavishly.
With my laments I only wish to tell you one thing:
To suffer eternally is what makes me happy. -- --

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Translation of Marx's title: "As it was once"
1 Marx: "kiss"
2 Marx: "after you have made"


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