by Gottfried Keller (1819 - 1890)
Translation © by Gül Sabar

Singt mein Schatz wie ein Fink
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE TUR
Singt mein Schatz wie ein Fink,
Sing ich Nachtigallensang;
Ist mein Liebster ein Luchs,
O so bin ich eine Schlang!

O ihr Jungfraun im Land,
[Vom Gebirg]1 und über See,
Überlaßt mir den Schönsten,
Sonst tut ihr mir weh!

Er soll sich unterwerfen
Zum Ruhm uns und Preis!
Und er soll sich nicht rühren,
Nicht laut und nicht leis!

O ihr teuren Gespielen,
Überlaßt mir den stolzen Mann!
Er soll sehn, wie die Liebe
Ein feurig Schwert werden kann!

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1 or: Von dem Berg

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman) , title 1: "If my dear one sings like a finch", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Salomé", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • TUR Turkish (Türkçe) (Gül Sabar) , title 1: "Sevgilim ispinoz kuşu gibi şakıdığı zaman", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36
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Sevgilim ispinoz kuşu gibi şakıdığı zaman
Language: Turkish (Türkçe)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Sevgilim ispinoz kuşu gibi şakıdığı zaman,
Ben bülbül şarkıları söylerim;
Sevgilim bir tilkiyse,
Ben de bir yılanımdır!
 
Siz ey ülkedeki genç kızlar,
Dağlarda ve denizlerin ötesindeki,
Bana bırakın en güzel erkeği,
Yoksa çok üzersiniz beni!
 
O boyun eğmeli
Şan-şeref ve servet için bize!
Ve  hiç harekete geçmemeli
Ne yüksek  ne de alçak sesle!
 
Siz ey değerli arkadaşlar,
Gururlu adamı bana bırakın!
O görmeli ki bir aşk nasıl
Ateşli bir kılıç olabilir!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Turkish (Türkçe) copyright © 2013 by Gül Sabar, (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
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:22
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Word count: 71