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Ich blickte hinaus zum Fensterlein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich blickte hinaus zum Fensterlein
Beim Morgensonnenstrahl,
Da sah durch die Scheiben die Liebe herein
Zum allerersten Mal!

Den lächelnden Blick so warm und weich,
Ich sah ihn noch nie vorher,
Und doch -- wie kam's? -- ich wußt' es gleich,
Daß es die Liebe wär!

Doch ließ ich noch eine kleine Frist
Geschlossen das Fensterlein.
Ich wußte, wenn es die Liebe ist,
So schlägt sie die Scheiben ein!

Translation(s): 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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Un signe certain", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2013-02-08 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:21

Line count: 12
Word count: 67

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Un signe certain

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Je regardais dehors par ma petite fenêtre
Dans les rayons de soleil du matin,
Alors je vis à travers les carreaux l'amour entrer
Pour la première fois !

Son regard souriant était si chaud et tendre,
Je ne l'avais jamais vu auparavant,
Et pourtant, sans le connaître, j'ai su tout de suite
Que c'était l'amour !

Mais je laissais un petit moment
La petite fenêtre fermée,
Je savais que si c'était l'amour
Il taperait au carreau !

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2013 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Wilhelmine Gräfin Wickenburg-Almasy (1845 - 1890), "Sicheres Merkmal"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Josef Königsberger, Erik Meyer-Helmund, Dora Pejačević, Friedrich Roesch, Margarete Voigt-Schweikert. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-02-08 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:08

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Word count: 77