Translation © by Salvador Pila

O danke nicht für diese Lieder
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG
O danke nicht für diese Lieder,
Mir ziemt es dankbar dir zu sein;
[Du gabst sie mir]1, ich gebe wieder,
Was [jetzt und einst]2 und ewig dein.

Dein sind sie alle ja gewesen;
Aus deiner lieben Augen Licht
Hab ich sie treulich abgelesen:
Kennst du die eignen Lieder nicht?

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1 Dresel: "Dein sind sie ja"
2 Dresel: "einst und jetzt"


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Barbara Miller) , "Dedication", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 49

Oh, no em donis gràcies per aquestes...
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Oh, no em donis gràcies per aquestes cançons,
m’escau restar agraït amb tu,
tu me les donares i jo te les torno,
el que ara i adés és teu per sempre.

Sempre han sigut teves;
de l’estimada llum dels teus ulls
les he fidelment llegit:
no reconeixes les teves pròpies cançons?

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Translation of "Widmung" = "Dedicatòria"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2015 by Salvador Pila, (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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This text was added to the website: 2015-02-15
Line count: 8
Word count: 51