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Er und Sie

Language: German (Deutsch)

 Seh' ich in das stille Tal,
 Wo im Sonnenscheine
 Blumen prangen ohne Zahl,
 Blick' ich nur auf eine. 

 Ach! es blickt ihr Auge blau
 Jetzt auch auf die Auen;
 Im Vergißmeinnicht voll Tau
 Kann ich es erschauen.

 Tret' ich an mein Fensterlein,
 Wann die Sterne scheinen,
 Mögen alle schöner sein,
 Blick' ich nur auf einen;

 Dort gen Abend blickt er mild
 Wohl nach Himmelshöhen,
 Denn dort ist ein liebes Bild
 In dem Stern zu sehen.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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R. Schumann sets stanzas 1, 3, 2, 4 (note ordering)

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Hij en zij", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David K. Smythe) , "He and she", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Lui et elle", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-08-24 09:14:22
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Word count: 77

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He and she

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 I look into the still valley,
 where in the sunshine
 flowers without equal are resplendent,
 I look only at one.

 Ah! her blue eyes are looking
 now also at the meadow,
 in forget-me-not full of dew
 I can see them.

 I come to my little window,
 when the stars shine,
 well may they all be more beautiful,
 I look only at one.

 There as evening falls he looks gently
 happily towards heaven,
 for there is his dear image
 in the star to be seen.

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

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Word count: 86