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Als ich dich kaum geseh'n

Language: German (Deutsch)

Als ich dich kaum geseh'n,
Mußt es mein Herz gestehn,
Ich könnt dir nimmermehr

Fällt nun der Sternenschein
Nachts in mein Kämmerlein,
Lieg ich und schlafe nicht
Und denke dein.

Ist doch die Seele mein
So ganz geworden dein,
Zittert in deiner Hand,
Tu ihr kein Leid!

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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Florence Z. Marshall) , title 1: "Im Volkston"
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright © 2012

Text added to the website: 2008-03-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:38
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Word count: 48

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Hardly did I look at you

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Hardly did I look at you,
Than my heart had to avow,
that I could never again
Stop thinking of you.

Now when the light of the stars falls
into my little room at night,
I lie sleepless
and think of you.

For my soul
so completely belongs to you
that it trembles in your hand;
do not hurt it!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2012 by Emily Ezust

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Theodor Storm (1817 - 1888), no title, appears in Im Volkston, no. 1 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Moritz Bauer, Mary Clement, née Mary Wilcken, Gabrielle Deym, Clara Faisst, Martin Grabert, Robert Gund, Martin Jacobi, Gustav Jensen, Hugo Wilhelm Ludwig Kaun, Otto Ladendorff, Dietrich Manicke, Carl, Graf Nostitz, Mathilde, Baroness Willy de Rothschild, Ludwig Rottenberg, Oscar von Samson-Himmelstiern, Josef Schelb, Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, Eduard Seuffert, Gustav Stolz, Mary Wurm, Helene von Źeromska, Helene Zitelmann. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2012-12-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:06
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