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Als du mich einst gefunden hast

Language: German (Deutsch)

Als du mich einst gefunden hast,
da war ich klein, so klein,
und blühte wie ein Lindenast
[nur]1 still in dich hinein.

Vor Kleinheit war ich namenlos
und sehnte mich so hin,
bis du mir sagst, dass ich zu groß
für jeden Namen bin:

Da fühl ich, dass ich eines bin
mit Myrthe, Mai und Meer,
und wie der Duft des Weines bin
ich deiner Seele schwer...

Translation(s): FRE

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1 Pejačević: "so"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Quand tu m'as trouvé, il y a longtemps", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-03-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:50
Line count: 12
Word count: 67

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Quand tu m'as trouvé, il y a longtemps

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

Quand tu m'as trouvé, il y a longtemps,
j'étais petit, si petit,
et fleurissais comme une branche de tilleul
silencieusement en toi.

À cause de ma petitesse j'étais sans nom
et je soupirais après
jusqu'à ce que tu me dises que j'étais trop grand
pour quelque nom que ce soit :

Je sens que je suis qu'un
avec le myrte, le mois de mai et la mer,
et comme le parfum du vin
je pèse lourd sur ton âme.

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Text added to the website: 2013-02-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:08
Line count: 12
Word count: 79