sometimes misattributed to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) and by Marianne von Willemer (1784 - 1860)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Nimmer will ich dich verlieren
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Nimmer will ich dich verlieren!
Liebe gibt der Liebe Kraft.
Magst du meine Jugend zieren
Mit gewaltiger Leidenschaft.

Ach! Wie schmeichelt's meinem Triebe,
Wenn man meinen Dichter preist!
Denn das Leben ist die Liebe,
Und des Lebens Leben Geist.

Authorship

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 (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "May I never lose you", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Non voglio perderti mai", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:56
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Puissé‑je jamais te perdre !
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Puissé-je jamais te perdre !
L'amour donne de la force à l'amour.
Puisses-tu orner ma jeunesse
D'une passion immense.

Ah ! Comme ma personnalité est flattée
Quand on loue mon poète !
Car la vie est l'amour,
Et l'esprit est l'essence de la vie.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2014 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: 2014-11-02 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-11-02 17:01:56
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