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Ich wollt ein Sträußlein binden

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich wollt ein Sträußlein binden,
Da kam die dunkle Nacht,
Kein Blümlein war zu finden,
Sonst hätt ich dir's gebracht.

Da flossen von den Wangen
Mir Tränen in den Klee,
Ein Blümlein aufgegangen
Ich nun im Garten seh.

Das wollte ich dir brechen
Wohl in dem dunklen Klee,
Doch fing es an zu sprechen:
»Ach, tue mir nicht weh!

Sei freundlich im Herzen,
Betracht dein eigen Leid,
Und lasse mich in Schmerzen
Nicht sterben vor der Zeit!«

Und hätt's nicht so gesprochen,
Im Garten ganz allein,
So hätt ich dir's gebrochen,
Nun aber darf's nicht sein.

Mein Schatz ist ausgeblieben,
Ich bin so ganz allein.
Im Lieben wohnt Betrüben,
Und kann nicht anders sein.


Translation(s): DUT ENG 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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I would have made a bouquet", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "I went to pluck a nosegay"
  • ENG English (Amy Pfrimmer) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Je voulais faire un bouquet", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:22

Line count: 24
Word count: 114

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I wanted to gather a bouquet

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I wanted to gather a bouquet, 
but then came the dark night, 
And no flower was to be found, 
otherwise I would have brought it to you.

Tears flowed from my cheeks 
onto the clover, 
and I saw a tiny bloom 
in the garden. 

I wanted to break it for you 
in the dark clover, 
but it began to speak: 
"Oh, do not hurt me! 

Be kindhearted, 
consider your own suffering, 
And do not let me die 
in pain before my time!" 

And had it not spoken so, 
all alone in the garden, 
I would have broken it for you, 
but now it must not be. 

My darling has departed, 
I am so completely alone. 
In loving sadness dwells, 
and it cannot be otherwise.


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Translations of title(s):
"Für die Laute componirt" = " "
"Ich wollt' ein Sträusschen binden" = " "
"Das Sträusslein" = " "
"Ich wollt ein Sträusslein binden" = "I wanted to gather a bouquet"


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Clemens Maria Wenzeslaus von Brentano (1778 - 1842), no title, written 1801/3, appears in Ponce de Leon, first published 1803 DUT FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Friedemann, Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Heinz Holliger, Carl Isenmann, Luise Reichardt, Richard Georg Strauss, Ludwig Wilhelm Andreas Maria Thuille. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2019-07-08 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-07-08 23:34:58

Line count: 24
Word count: 124