Vrouwenliefde en -leven

Translations © by Lau Kanen

Song Cycle by Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)

Word count: 872
Original language: Frauenliebe und -Leben
1. Seit ich ihn gesehen [sung text checked 1 time]
Seit ich ihn gesehen,
  Glaub' ich blind zu sein;
Wo ich hin nur blicke,
  Seh' ich ihn allein;
Wie im wachen Traume
  Schwebt sein Bild mir vor,
Taucht aus tiefstem Dunkel,
  Heller nur empor.

Sonst ist licht- und farblos
  Alles um mich her,
Nach der Schwestern Spiele
  Nicht begehr' ich mehr,
Möchte lieber weinen,
  Still im Kämmerlein;
Seit ich ihn gesehen,
  Glaub' ich blind zu sein.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Adelbert von Chamisso, Neunzehnte Auflage (19th edition), Berlin, Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1869, page 9.


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by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 - 1838)
1.
Sinds ik hem gezien heb,
Meen ik blind te zijn;
Waar ik maar mijn blik richt,
Zie ik hem alleen;
Als in wakend dromen
Zweeft zijn beeld mij voor.
Uit het diepste donker
Breekt het lichter, [lichter]1 door.
 
Grijs en grauw is verder
Alles rondom mij,
Met mijn zussen spelen,
't Maakt mij niet meer blij.
'k Zou veel liever huilen
In mijn kamertj' alleen;
Sinds ik hem gezien heb
Meen ik blind te zijn.

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1 herhaling door Schumann


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Line count: 16
Word count: 75

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2. Er, der Herrlichste von allen [sung text checked 1 time]
Er, der Herrlichste von allen,
  Wie so milde, wie so gut!
Holde Lippen, klares Auge,
  Heller Sinn und fester Muth.

So wie dort in blauer Tiefe,
  Hell und herrlich, jener Stern,
Also er an meinem Himmel,
  Hell und herrlich, [hoch]1 und fern.

Wandle, wandle deine Bahnen;
  Nur betrachten deinen Schein,
Nur in Demuth ihn betrachten,
  Selig [nur]2 und traurig sein!

Höre nicht mein stilles Beten,
  Deinem Glücke nur geweiht;
Darfst mich niedre Magd nicht kennen,
  Hoher Stern der Herrlichkeit!

Nur die Würdigste von allen
  [Soll]3 beglücken deine Wahl,
Und ich will die Hohe segnen,
  [Segnen]4 viele tausend Mal.

Will mich freuen dann und weinen,
  Selig, selig bin ich dann,
Sollte mir das Herz auch brechen,
  Brich, o Herz, was liegt daran.

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  • ENG English (Daniel Platt) , "He, the most glorious of all", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Lui, le plus glorieux de tous", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Confirmed with Gedichte von Adelbert von Chamisso, Neunzehnte Auflage (19th edition), Berlin, Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1869, page 10.

Note: modernized spelling would change "Muth" to "Mut", and "Demuth" to "Demut"
1 Schumann: "hehr"
2 Loewe: "nun"
3 Schumann: "Darf"
4 omitted by Schumann

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by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 - 1838)
2. Hij, de heerlijkste van allen
Hij, de heerlijkste van allen,
O zo vriend'lijk, o zo goed!
Lieve lippen, klare ogen,
Held're geest en sterke moed.
 
Zie je daar, in blauwe diepte,
Licht en heerlijk staan die ster?
Zo straalt hij ook aan mijn hemel,
Licht en heerlijk, groots en ver.
 
Volg maar, volg je eigen banen.
'k Wil slechts turen naar jouw schijn,
Slechts deemoedig daarnaar kijken,
Zalig slechts en droevig zijn!
 
Hoor maar niet mijn stille bidden,
Jouw geluk slechts toegewijd;
[Je]1 mag mij, simpel kind, niet kennen,
Hoge ster vol heerlijkheid!
 
Slechts de waardigste van allen
Mag jouw uitverkoor'ne zijn,
En ik zal die noob'le zeeg'nen,
[Zeeg'nen]2 telkens, zonder eind.
 
Ik zal blij zijn dan en huilen,
Ingelukkig als een bruid;
En al zou mijn hart ook breken,
Breek maar, hart, wat maakt het uit?

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1 Je: te zingen op een voorslag
2 Bij Schumann dit weglaten.


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Line count: 24
Word count: 132

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3. Ich kann's nicht fassen, nicht glauben [sung text checked 1 time]
Ich kann's nicht fassen, nicht glauben,
  Es hat ein Traum mich berückt;
Wie hätt' er doch unter allen
  Mich Arme erhöht und beglückt?

Mir war's, er habe gesprochen:
  Ich bin auf ewig dein --
Mir war's -- ich träume noch immer,
  Es kann ja nimmer so sein.

O laß im Traume mich sterben,
  Gewieget an seiner Brust,
Den [seligsten]1 Tod mich schlürfen
  In Thränen unendlicher Lust.

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  • ENG English (Daniel Platt) , "I can't grasp it, nor believe it", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Confirmed with Gedichte von Adelbert von Chamisso, Neunzehnte Auflage (19th edition), Berlin, Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1869, page 11.

Note: modernized spelling would change "Thränen" to "Tränen"
1 Austin, Wiseneder, and some editions of Schumann: "seligen"

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by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 - 1838)
3.
Ik kan 't niet vatten, niet denken,
Een droom heeft vast mij misleid:
Hoe heeft hij toch onder allen
Mij, arme, vereerd en verblijd?
 
Mij was 't als had hij gesproken:
"Ik ben voor eeuwig van1 jou",
Mij was 't  - ik droom vast ook nu nog,
O nee, vergeet het maar gauw.
 
O, laat mij dromend maar sterven,
Gekoesterd zacht aan zijn borst,
De zaligste dood inslurpen
In tranen van hemelse dorst.

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1 Eeuwig van: Bij Schumann te zingen op drie achtste noten


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4. Du Ring an meinem Finger [sung text checked 1 time]
Du Ring an meinem Finger,
  Mein [goldnes]1 Ringelein,
Ich drücke dich fromm an die Lippen,
  Dich fromm an das Herze mein.

Ich hatt' ihn ausgeträumet,
  Der Kindheit [friedlich schönen]2 Traum,
Ich fand allein mich, verloren
  Im öden, unendlichen Raum.

Du Ring an meinem Finger,
  Da hast du mich erst belehrt,
Hast meinem Blick erschlossen
  Des Lebens [unendlichen Werth]3.

Ich [werd']4 ihm dienen, ihm leben,
  Ihm angehören ganz,
Hin selber mich geben und finden
  Verklärt mich in seinem Glanz.

Du Ring an meinem Finger,
  Mein [goldnes]1 Ringelein,
Ich drücke dich fromm an die Lippen,
  Dich fromm an das Herze mein.

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  • DAN Danish (Dansk) (Maryanna Morthensen) , "Du ring på min finger", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Jij, ring hier aan mijn vinger", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Confirmed with Gedichte von Adelbert von Chamisso, Neunzehnte Auflage (19th edition), Berlin, Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1869, pages 11-12.

Modernized spelling would change "Werth" to "Wert"
1 Schumann, Loewe: "goldenes"
2 Loewe: "friedlichen"
3 Schumann: "unendlichen, tiefen Wert"
4 Schumann: "will"

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by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 - 1838)
4. Jij, ring hier aan mijn vinger
Jij, ring hier aan mijn vinger,
Mijn gouden ringetje klein,
Ik druk je devoot aan mijn lippen,
Devoot [aan mijn lippen]1, aan mijn hart daarbij.
 
De droom was afgelopen,
Waarin ik vredig kind mocht zijn,
Ik was alleen nu, verloren
[In een]2 lege, immense woestijn.
 
Jij, ring hier aan mijn vinger,
Jij maakte voor 't eerst mij wijs,
Hebt mij het oog geopend
Voor 's levens oneindige, hoge prijs.
 
Ik wil hem dienen, hem steunen,
Hem toebehoren gans,
Mijzelf aan hem geven en worden
Verlicht dan [en worden verlicht dan]3 door zijn lichtglans.
 
Jij, ring hier aan mijn vinger,
Mijn gouden ringetje klein,
Ik druk je devoot aan mijn lippen,
Devoot [aan mijn lippen]4, aan mijn hart daarbij.

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1 Herhaling bij Schumann
2 In een: twee achtsten op de vierde tel
3 Herhaling bij Schumann
4 Herhaling bij Schumann


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Word count: 118

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5. Helft mir, ihr Schwestern [sung text checked 1 time]
Helft mir, ihr Schwestern, 
Freundlich mich schmücken,
Dient der Glücklichen heute mir.
Windet geschäftig
Mir um die Stirne
Noch der blühenden Myrte Zier.

Als ich befriedigt,
Freudigen Herzens,
[Dem]1 Geliebten im Arme lag,
Immer noch rief er,
Sehnsucht im Herzen,
Ungeduldig den [heut'gen]2 Tag.

Helft mir, ihr Schwestern,
Helft mir verscheuchen
Eine thörichte Bangigkeit;
Daß ich mit klarem
Aug' ihn empfange,
Ihn, die Quelle der Freudigkeit.

Bist, mein Geliebter,
Du mir erschienen,
Giebst [du, Sonne, mir]3 deinen Schein?
Laß mich in Andacht,
Laß mich in Demuth,
[Mich]4 verneigen dem Herren mein.

Streuet ihm, Schwestern,
Streuet ihm Blumen,
[Bringt]5 ihm knospende Rosen dar.
Aber euch, Schwestern,
Grüß' ich mit Wehmuth,
Freudig scheidend aus eurer Schaar.

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  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Mei Foong Ang) , "幫幫我, 我的姊妹們", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Confirmed with Gedichte von Adelbert von Chamisso, Neunzehnte Auflage (19th edition), Berlin, Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1869, pages 12-13.

Modernized spelling would change "thörichte" to "törichte", "giebst" to "gibst", "Demuth" to "Demut", "Wehmuth" to "Wehmut", and "Schaar" to "Schar"
1 Schumann: "Sonst dem"
2 Loewe, Schumann: "heutigen"
3 Schumann: "du mir, Sonne,"
4 Loewe, Schumann: "Laß mich"
5 Schumann: "bringet"

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by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 - 1838)
5. Help mij, mijn zusters
Help mij, mijn zusters,
Mooi mij te kleden,
Doe mij, gelukkige, nu een plezier,
Wind mij bedrijvig
Rondom mijn voorhoofd
Nog van mirte wat bloeiende sier.
 
Wanneer ik anders,
Blij en tevreden,
Bij mijn geliefde in d' armen lag,
Altijd weer riep hij,
Vurig verlangend,
Ongeduldig om deze dag.
 
Help mij, mijn zusters,
Help mij verdrijven
Een belach'lijke angstigheid,
Ik wil met stralend
Oog hem ontvangen,
Hem, de bron van mijn vrolijkheid.
 
Ben jij, geliefde,
Nu mij verschenen,
Schijn jij dan, zon, nu echt op mij neer?
Laat mij met eerbied,
Laat mij met deemoed,
Laat mij mij nijgen naar hem, mijn heer.
 
Strooi voor hem, zusters,
Strooi voor hem bloemen,
Reik hem ontluikende rozen aan,
Maar jullie, zusters,
Groet ik met weemoed,
Al ga 'k blij bij jullie vandaan.

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Line count: 30
Word count: 130

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6. Süßer Freund, du blickest [sung text checked 1 time]
Süßer Freund, du blickest
  Mich verwundert an,
Kannst es nicht begreifen,
  Wie ich weinen kann;
Laß der feuchten Perlen
  Ungewohnte Zier
[Freudenhell erzittern
  In den Wimpern mir]1.

Wie so bang mein Busen,
  Wie so wonnevoll!
Wüßt' ich nur mit Worten,
  Wie ich's sagen soll;
Komm und [birg]2 dein Antlitz
  Hier an meiner Brust,
Will in's Ohr dir flüstern
  Alle meine Lust.

[ ... ]

Weißt du nun die Thränen,
  Die ich weinen kann?
Sollst du nicht sie sehen,
  Du geliebter Mann;
Bleib' an meinem Herzen,
  Fühle dessen Schlag,
Daß ich fest und fester
  Nur dich drücken mag.

Hier an meinem Bette
  Hat die Wiege Raum,
Wo sie still verberge
  Meinen holden Traum;
Kommen wird der Morgen,
  Wo der Traum erwacht,
Und daraus dein Bildniß
  Mir [entgegen lacht]3.

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lieve vriend, wat kijk je", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Daniel Platt) , "Sweet friend, thou gazest", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Confirmed with Gedichte von Adelbert von Chamisso, Neunzehnte Auflage (19th edition), Berlin, Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1869, pages 13-14.

Modernized spelling would change "Thränen" to "Tränen" and "Bildniß" to "Bildnis".
1 Schumann: "Freudig hell erzittern / In dem Auge mir"
2 Loewe: "bring"
3 Loewe: "entgegenlacht"

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by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 - 1838)
6. Lieve vriend, wat kijk je
Lieve vriend, wat kijk je
Mij verwonderd aan;
Kunt maar niet begrijpen
Hoe ik schreien kan.
Laat die natte parels
-- ongewone sier --
Blij en licht maar beven
In mijn ogen hier.

O, hoe bang mijn hart is,
Hoe vol vreugdegloed!
Wist ik maar met woorden
Hoe 'k het zeggen moet;
Kom en leg je hoofd maar
Zacht hier aan mijn borst,
'k Zal in 't oor je fluist'ren
Wat 'k niet hopen dorst.

[ ... ]

Snap je nu de tranen
Die ik schreien kan?
Moet jij die niet zien dan,
Jij geliefde, [geliefde]2 man?
Blijf dicht aan mijn hart, ja,
Voel maar hoe het slaat,
Dat ik jou goed vasthoud
En nooit los meer laat.
[Jou goed vasthoud!]3

Hier vlak naast mijn bedrand
Krijgt de wieg haar troon.
Zij moet stil verbergen
Straks mijn lieve droom;
Komen zal de morgen
Waar mijn droom op wacht4,
Droom waaruit jouw beelt'nis
Lief mij tegenlacht.
[Jouw beelt'nis.]5

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1 Dit couplet heeft Schumann overgeslagen.
2 Herhaling bij Schumann
3 Herhaling bij Schumann
4 Eigenlijk: waarin mijn droom ontwaakt
5 Herhaling bij Schumann


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7. An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust [sung text checked 1 time]
An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust,
Du meine Wonne, du meine Lust!

Das Glück ist die Liebe, die Lieb' ist das Glück,
Ich [hab' es]1 gesagt und nehm's nicht zurück.

Hab' [überglücklich]2 mich geschätzt
Bin überglücklich aber jetzt.

Nur die da säugt, nur die da liebt
Das Kind, dem sie die Nahrung giebt;

Nur eine Mutter weiß allein,
Was lieben heißt und glücklich sein.

O, wie bedaur' ich doch den Mann,
Der Mutterglück nicht fühlen kann!

[Du schauest mich an und lächelst dazu,
Du lieber, lieber Engel, du!]3

An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust,
Du meine Wonne, du meine Lust!

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Mei Foong Ang) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DAN Danish (Dansk) (Maryanna Morthensen) , "Ved mit hjerte, ved mit bryst", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Hier in mijn armen, hier aan mijn borst", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Daniel Platt) , "At my heart, at my breast", 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) , "Sur mon cœur, sur mon sein", 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) , "Sul mio cuore, sul mio petto", 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) , "В моём сердце, в моей груди", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Adelbert von Chamisso, Neunzehnte Auflage (19th edition), Berlin, Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1869, pages 14-15.

Modernized spelling would change "giebt" to "gibt"
1 Loewe: "hab's"
2 Schumann: "überschwenglich"
3 Schumann: order of lines reversed.

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 - 1838)
7. Hier in mijn armen, hier aan mijn borst
Hier in mijn armen, hier aan mijn borst,
Jij, mijn verrukking, mijn kleine vorst!

't Geluk is de liefde, de liefd' is geluk,
Ik heb 't gezegd en neem 't niet terug.
 
'k Was te uitbundig, naar ik dacht,
Nu dolgelukkig onverwacht.

Slechts zij die zoogt, slechts die bemint
Het kind dat bij haar voeding vindt,

Alleen een moeder weet pas echt
Wat liefde is, wat weelde zegt.
 
O, wat beklaag ik toch de man
Die moedergeluk niet voelen kan!

Jij, lieve lieve engel, jij,
Jij kijkt mij aan en glimlacht daarbij1!

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1 Hierna worden de eerste twee regels van het lied herhaald.


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8. Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan [sung text checked 1 time]
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 [vergang'nes]1 Glück,
  Du meine Welt!

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • 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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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".

Note (provided by Iain Sneddon) : Loewe's song is not part of his opus 60. His song cycle titled Frauenliebe ends peacefully with married bliss: 'Du meine wonne, du mein Lust!'. Loewe happened to set the remaining poems (this one was only a sketch) and Max Runze was correct to include these unpublished songs in his complete edition in the positions they would have occupied if Loewe had wanted to include them, so they may be considered to be part of the extended cycle, but not opus 60.

1 Loewe, Schumann: "verlornes"

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by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 - 1838)
8. Nu heb je mij voor 't eerst verdriet gedaan
Nu heb je mij voor 't eerst verdriet gedaan;
Maar het was groots.
Jij slaapt, jij harde, harteloze man,
De slaap des doods.
 
Dof staart nu de verlaat'ne voor zich heen:
Dit doet zo zeer1.
Bemind, ja, heb ik en geleefd, ik ben
Niet levend meer.
 
Ik trek mij in mijn binnenst stil terug;
Kom, sluier, val!
Daar heb ik jou en mijn vergaan geluk,
Jij, mijn heelal!

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1 Eigenlijk: de wereld is leeg.


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