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Das eine Wort

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ach könnt' ich wissen das eine Wort,
Dass du mir zugethan:
Ich säng' es hinaus in Einem fort
Die weite Sternenbahn.
"Sie liebt mich!"

Hört es, ihr Sterne dort!
Was soll noch euer Schein?
"Sie liebt mich!" Dies eine Wort
Erhellt die Welt allein.
"Sie liebt mich!"

Translation(s): CAT ENG

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The one word", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (CatalĂ ) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "La sola paraula", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2013-06-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:14
Line count: 10
Word count: 47

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The one word

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Ah, could I know the one word
[Namely,] that you cared for me:
I would sing it out continuously
Into the great pathway of the stars,
"She loves me!"

Hear it, you stars there!
What does your shining still mean to me?
"She loves me!" This one word
Alone illuminates the world.
"She loves me!"

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Emil Taubert (1844 - 1895) CAT
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wilhelm Taubert. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-06-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:14
Line count: 10
Word count: 55