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Ich bin dein Baum, o Gärtner, dessen...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich bin dein Baum, o Gärtner, dessen Treue
Mich hält in Liebespfleg' und süßer Zucht,
Komm, daß ich in den Schoß dir dankbar streue
Die reife, dir allein gewachs'ne Frucht.

Ich bin dein Gärtner, o du Baum der Treue!
Auf and'res Glück fühl ich nicht Eifersucht,
Die holden Äste find ich stets aufs Neue
Geschmückt mit Frucht, wo ich gepflückt die Frucht.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA POR

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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) , "Duet 'Ik ben je boom'", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "A due", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "Sou a tua árvore, jardineiro", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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Duet 'Ik ben je boom'

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Ik ben je boom, o tuinman, die mij trouw zijt,
Omringt met liefdes zorg en zoete tucht,
Kom, dat ik in je schoot nu dankbaar uitspreid
De rijpe, jou alleen gegroeide vrucht.
Ik ben jouw tuinman, o jij boom van trouwheid!
'k Ben niet jaloers op ander soort geluk,
Jouw fijne takken vind 'k opnieuw weer altijd
Getooid met vrucht, waarvan ik kreeg de pluk.

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Text added to the website: 2013-07-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:16
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