Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Es ist vorbei, es ist gescheh'n
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Es ist vorbei, es ist gescheh'n,
O hätt' ich nimmer sie geseh'n!
Habt ihr von meinem Lieb gehört?
Ich war gewiß des Mädchens werth:
Und doch mit Kranz und Band geziert,
Ein And'rer sie zur Kirche führt.
Sie zieh'n vorbei -- o weh, mein Lieb,
Sieh's du nicht, wie mein Auge trüb?
Sie thut, als ob sie mich nicht kennt',
Und ist doch schuld, daß mich’s so brennt.
Ihr Blumen, die man streut vor ihr,
O welktet ihr schon über mir! --

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Confirmed with Der Gesellschafter oder Blätter für Geist und Herz, 99. Blatt (Montag den 21. Juni) 1824, page 489


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This text was added to the website: 2016-10-24
Line count: 12
Word count: 80

It is over, it has come to pass
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
It is over, it has come to pass,
Oh had I never seen her!
Have you heard of my beloved?
I was certainly worthy of the girl:
And yet, adorned with wreath and ribbons,
Another leads her to the church.
They walk past -- oh woe, my love,
Do you not see how bleared my eyes?
She acts as if she did not know me,
And yet it is her fault that I am so burningly unhappy.
You flowers that one scatters before her,
Oh if you were only already wilting over [my grave]! --

About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of title "Es ist vorbei" = "It is over"


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This text was added to the website: 2016-10-24
Line count: 12
Word count: 93