by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 - 1838)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Wir wollten mit Kosen und Lieben
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE
Wir [wollten]1 mit Kosen und Lieben
Geniessen der köstlichen Nacht.
Wo sind doch die Stunden geblieben?
Es ist ja der Hahn schon erwacht.

Die Sonne, die bringt viel Leiden,
Es weinet die scheidende Nacht;
Ich also muß weinen und scheiden,
Es ist ja die Welt schon erwacht.

Ich wollt' es gäb' keine Sonne,
Als eben dein Auge so klar.
Wir weilten in Tag und in Wonne,
Und schliefe die Welt immerdar.

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1 Seldeneck: "wollen" ; further changes may exist not noted above.


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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Morning dew", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Rosée du matin", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Amb carícies i amoretes volíem
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Amb carícies i amoretes volíem
fruir de la nit encisadora.
Però on han anat a raure les hores?
Ell gall ja s’ha despertat.

El sol, que porta moltes penes,
plora per la nit que se’n va;
jo també he de plorar i marxar,
el món ja s’ha despertat.

Voldria que no hi hagués cap altre sol
que els teus ulls tan clars.
Restaríem en el dia i la voluptat
i que el món dormís per sempre més.

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Translation of title "Morgentau" = "La rosada del matí"


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