by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)
Translation by D. Federman

So wahr die Sonne scheinet
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA POR POR
So wahr die Sonne scheinet,
So wahr die Wolke weinet1,
So wahr die Flamme sprüht,
So wahr der Frühling blüht;
So wahr hab' ich empfunden,
Wie ich dich halt' umwunden:
Du liebst mich, wie ich dich,
Dich lieb' ich, wie du mich.

Die Sonne mag verscheinen,
Die Wolke nicht mehr weinen,
Die Flamme mag versprühn,
Der Frühling nicht mehr blühn!
Wir wollen uns umwinden
Und immer so empfinden;
Du liebst mich, wie ich dich,
Dich lieb' ich, wie du mich.

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1 In op. 101-8 Schumann has exchanged the first four lines thus:
So wahr die Sonne scheinet,
So wahr die Flamme sprüht,
So wahr die Wolke weinet,
So wahr der Frühling blüht;

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  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by D. Federman ; composed by Mathilde, Baroness Willy de Rothschild.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Zowaar de zon kan schijnen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "As truly as the sun shines", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Aussi vrai que luit le soleil", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Come è vero che splende il sole", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Ana Vargas) , "Tão certo como brilha o sol", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "Tão verdade como o sol a brilhar", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 80

Ruisseau dont l'onde pure
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ruisseau dont l'onde pure
Sourit dans un murmure,
Zéphir tendre et léger,
Céleste messager,
Étoile lumineuse,
Qui brilles radieuse,
Doux échos d'alentour,
Dites-lui mon amour.

A peine épanouie,
Quand ma main t'accueillie
Dans les prés verdoyants,
Aux reflets scintillants.
O toi, fleur bien aimée,
Encore parfumée,
Qui n'as vécu qu'un jour,
Dis-lui tout mon amour.

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Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-09-20
Line count: 16
Word count: 55