by Siegfried Kapper (1821 - 1879)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Wie schienen die Sternlein so hell, so...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Moravian (Moravština) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Wie schienen die Sternlein so hell, so hell
Herab von der Himmelshöh'!
Zwei Liebende standen auf der Schwell',
Ach, Hand in Hand: »Ade!«

Die Blümlein weinten auf Flur und Steg,
Sie fühlten der Liebenden Weh' --
Die standen traurig am Scheideweg,
Ach, Herz an Herz: »Ade!«

Die Lüfte durchrauschen die Waldesruh', --
Aus dem Tal und [von]1 der Höh'
[Wehn zwei]2 weiße Tücher einander zu:
»Ade! -- Ade -- Ade! --«

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1 Franz: "aus"
2 Franz: "Da wehn"

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "How brightly, brightly the little stars shone", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Adieu", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Addio", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Adieu
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Comme les étoiles brillent si claires, si claires,
Vers le bas depuis les hauteurs du ciel !
Deux amants se tiennent au seuil,
Ah, main dans la main, : « Adieu ! »

Les petites fleurs pleurent sur la prairie et le chemin,
Ils ressentent le chagrin des amants --
Qui se tiennent tristement au carrefour,
Ah, cœur contre cœur : « Adieu ! »

Les brises murmurent dans le calme de la forêt, --
De la vallée et des hauteurs
Deux mouchoirs blancs s'agitent l'un vers l'autre :
« Adieu ! -- Adieu -- Adieu ! -- »

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2013 by Guy Laffaille, (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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Text added to the website: 2013-10-18 00:00:00
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