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Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz gethan,
  Der aber traf.
Du schläfst, du harter, unbarmherz'ger Mann,
  Den Todesschlaf.

Es blicket die Verlass'ne vor sich hin,
  Die Welt ist leer.
Geliebet hab' ich und gelebt, ich bin
  Nicht lebend mehr.

Ich zieh' mich in mein Inn'res still zurück,
  Der Schleier fällt,
Da hab' ich dich und mein [vervang'nes]1 Glück,
  Du meine Welt!


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Confirmed with Gedichte von Adelbert von Chamisso, Neunzehnte Auflage (19th edition), Berlin, Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1869, pages 15-16.

Note: modernized spelling would change "gethan" to "getan".
1 Loewe, Schumann: "verlornes"

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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):

  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Mei Foong Ang) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DAN Danish (Dansk) (Maryanna Morthensen) , "Nu har du såret mig for første gang", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Nu heb je mij voor 't eerst verdriet gedaan", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Daniel Platt) , "Now thou hast given me, for the first time, pain", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Kyle Gee) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Là, pour la première fois, tu m'as fait mal", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) (Tsippora Samberg) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Ora per la prima volta mi hai fatto male", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Natalia Vyshynska) , "Нынче ты впервые причинил мне боль", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Nynche ty vpervye prichinil mne bol'

Language: Russian (Русский) after the German (Deutsch)

Nynche ty vpervye prichinil mne bol',
I ona srazila menja.
Ty spish', zhestokij, bezzhalostnyj, —
Snom smerti.

Ta, kotoruju pokinuli, smotrit pered soboj —
Mir pust.
Ja ljubila — i ja zhila.
Boleje ja ne zhivu.

Ja pogruzhajus' myslennym vzorom v svoju dushu,
I tuman rasseivajetsja —
Zdes' ty i mojo poterjannoje schast'e po-prezhnemu so mnoj,
O, ty moj mir!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Russian (Русский) copyright © 2013 by Natalia Vyshynska, (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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