by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Schön war, das ich dir weihte
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Turkish (Türkçe) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Schön war, das ich dir weihte,
das goldene Geschmeide,
süß war der Laute Ton,
die ich dir auserlesen;
das Herze, das sie beide
darbrachte, wert gewesen
wär's, zu empfangen einen bessern Lohn.

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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)

  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Schön war, das ich dir weihte", op. 95 (Sieben Lieder für 1 hohe Stimme -- für 1 tiefe Stimme mit Pianoforte) no. 7 (1884), published 1884 [high voice or low voice and piano], Berlin, Simrock [
     text verified 1 time
    ]
  • by Emil Krause (1840 - 1916), "Schön war's dass ich Dir weihte", op. 51 (Drei Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 3, published 1885 [voice and piano], Hamburg, Hoffmann [
     text not verified 
    ]

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Fair was my gift to you", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Era bello...", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2012, (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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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 7
Word count: 32

Mooi was, wat ‘k aan je wijdde
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Mooi was, wat ‘k aan je wijdde,
De gouden band en ringen,
Zoet was de luitentoon
Die ‘k jou had uitverkoren;
Het hart toch, dat ze beide
Jou aanbood, had behoren,
Echt, te ontvangen wel een beter loon. 

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This text was added to the website: 2015-03-06
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Word count: 38