Translation © by Lau Kanen

Unter Blüten des Mais spielt' ich mit...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Unter Blüten des Mais spielt' ich mit ihrer Hand,
Koste liebend mit ihr, schaute mein schwebendes
Bild im Auge des Mädchens,
Raubt' ihr bebend den ersten Kuß.

Zuckend fliegt nun der Kuß, wie ein versengend Feu'r,
Mir durch Mark und Gebein. Du, die Unsterblichkeit
Durch die Lippen mir sprühte,
Wehe, wehe mir Kühlung zu!

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Note: this text was published posthumously in an altered form by Johann Heinrich Voss.

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: "The kiss", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Il bacio", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De kus", 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 10:01:34
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Word count: 54

De kus
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Onder bloesems van mei nam ik al spelend haar1 hand,
Kuste innig met haar, zag dan mijn zwevende
Beeld in ’t oog van het meisje,
Plukte bevend haar eerste kus.
 
Heftig vliegt nu de kus, als een verzengend vuur,
Mij door merg en door been.
Jij die onsterf’lijkheid door mijn lippen deed stromen,
Waai mij, waai mij toch koelte toe!

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1 Spelend haar: bij Brahms te zingen op drie achtste noten

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2014 by Lau Kanen, (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: 2014-12-23 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-12-23 23:42:08
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Word count: 60