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Nichts Schöneres

Language: German (Deutsch)

Als ich zuerst dich hab' gesehn,
Wie du so lieblich warst, so schön,
Da fiel's mein Lebtag mir nicht ein,
Daß noch was Schönres sollte sein,
Als in dein liebes Augenpaar
[Hinein zu schauen]1 immerdar.

Da hab' ich denn so lang' geschaut,
Bis du geworden meine Braut;
Und wieder fiel es mir nicht ein,
Daß noch was Schön'res könnte sein,
Als so an deinem rothen Mund
Sich satt zu küssen alle Stund.

Da hab' ich denn so lang' geküßt,
Bis du mein Weibchen worden bist;
Und kann nun wohl versichert sein,
Daß [gar nichts Schöneres]2 kann sein,
Als wie mit seinem lieben Weib
Zu sein so ganz ein' Seel, und Leib!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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First published in Deutscher Musenalmanach auf das Jahr 1836, page 155.
1 modern form: "Hineinzuschauen"
2 Schumann: "noch was Schönres nicht"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Niets mooiers", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Nothing more lovely", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Rien de plus adorable", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:46

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Word count: 111

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Niets mooiers

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Toen ik jou zag voor d' eerste keer,
Hoe lief jij was en mooi ook zeer,
Wel nooit was 't door mij heen gegaan,
Dat nog iets mooiers zou bestaan
Dan in jouw lieflijk ogenpaar
Te mogen kijken, jaar na jaar.
 
Ik keek naar jou mijn ogen uit,
Tot jij geworden bent mijn bruid:
En weer wou 't door mijn hoofd niet gaan,
Dat nog iets mooiers kon bestaan
Dan eind'loos aan jouw rode mond
Te kussen wat 'k te kussen vond.
 
Ik bleef zo lang dus kussen jou,
Tot jij mijn vrouwtje worden wou;
Ik kan er nu wel van op aan,
Dat echt niets mooiers kan bestaan
Dan leven met je lieve vrouw:
Eén ziel en lijf, in hou en trouw.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Robert Reinick (1805 - 1852), "Nichts Schöneres", appears in Lieder, in Frühling und Liebe, first published 1844 CAT ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Consort, Wenzel Theodor Bradsky, Victor Hollaender, Franz Joetze, Heinrich August Marschner, Robert Schumann, Louis [Ludwig] Spohr. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2012-08-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:01

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Word count: 123