by Josef Wenzig (1807 - 1876)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Die Boten der Liebe
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Czech (Čeština) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Wie viel schon der Boten 
Flogen die Pfade
Vom [Wäldchen]1 herunter, 
Boten der Treu;
Trugen mir Briefchen 
Dort aus der Ferne,
Trugen mir Briefchen 
Vom Liebsten herbei?

Wie viel schon der [Lüftchen]2
Wehten vom Morgen,
Wehten bis Abends
So schnell ohne Ruh;
Trugen mir Küßchen 
Vom kühligen Wasser,
Trugen mir Küßchen 
Vom Liebsten herzu?

Wie wiegten die [Ährchen]3
Auf grünenden Bergen,
Wie wiegten die [Ährchen]4 
Auf Feldern sich leis;
"Mein goldenes Liebchen,"
Lispelten alle,
"Mein goldenes Liebchen, 
Ich lieb' dich so heiß!"

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1 Brahms: "Walde"
2 Brahms: "Lüfte"
3 Brahms: "Halme"
4 Brahms: "Öhren"

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

  • ENG English (Siân Goldthorpe) (Christian Stein) , title 1: "The messengers of love", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Giulio Cesare Barozzi) , title 1: "I messaggeri dell'amore", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Les messagers de l'amour", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De boden der liefde", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Siân Goldthorpe

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:55
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De boden der liefde
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Al hoevele boden
Vlogen de paden
Van ['t bosje]1 naar onder,
Vliegend met zwier;
Brachten mij briefjes
Ginds uit de verte,
Brachten mij briefjes
Van de liefste naar hier?
 
Al hoevele [windjes]2
Waaiden van 's morgens,
Waaiden tot 's avonds,
Zo snel en zonder rust;
Brachten mij kusjes
Van 't koel, helder water,
Brachten mij kusjes
Van de liefste met lust?
 
Hoe wiegden de [halmpjes]3
Op groenende bergen,
Hoe wiegden op velden
De [halmpjes]4 zo trouw;
"Mijn bloedmooie liefje"
Lispelden alle,
"Mijn bloedmooie liefje,
Ik houd zo van jou!"

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1 Brahms: 't bos daar
2 Brahms: winden
3 Brahms: halmen
4 Brahms: aren

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Text added to the website: 2014-02-07 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:29
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