Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Es hat die Rose sich beklagt
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Azerbaijani (Azərbaycan dili) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG FRE
  Es hat die Rose sich beklagt,
Daß gar zu schnell der Duft [vergehe]1,
Den ihr der Lenz gegeben habe --

  Da hab' ich ihr zum Trost gesagt,
Daß er durch meine Lieder wehe
Und [dort]2 ein ew'ges Leben habe.

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Confirmed with Friedrich Bodenstedt's Gesammelte Schriften, Erster Band, Berlin: Verlag der Königlichen Geheimen Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei (R.v. Decker), 1865, page 52.

1 Urspruch: "verwehe"
2 Mandyczewski: "drin"


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

  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) (William Stigand, né Stigant) , "The rose"
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Bertram Kottmann , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-19
Line count: 6
Word count: 39

La rose se plaignait
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
La rose se plaignait
Que s'évanouissait trop vite le parfum
Que lui avait donné le printemps.
Alors je lui dis pour la consoler
Qu'à travers mon chant il se répandait
Et là-bas il avait une vie immortelle.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2016 by Guy Laffaille, (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: 2016-02-15
Line count: 6
Word count: 37