by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Malcolm Wren

Sagt ihm, daß er zu mir komme
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Sagt ihm, daß er zu mir komme,
Denn je mehr sie mich drum schelten,
Ach, je mehr wächst meine Glut!

O zum Wanken
Bringt die Liebe nichts auf Erden;
Durch ihr Zanken
Wird sie nur gedoppelt werden. 
Sie gefährden
Mag nicht ihrer Neider Wut;
Denn je mehr sie mich drum schelten,
Ach, je mehr wächst meine Glut!

Eingeschlossen
Haben sie mich lange Tage;
Unverdrossen
Mich gestraft mit schlimmer Plage;
Doch ich trage
Jede Pein mit Liebesmut,
[Und]1 je mehr sie mich drum schelten,
Ach, je mehr wächst meine Glut!

Meine Peiniger
Sagen oft, ich soll dich lassen,
Doch nur einiger
Woll'n wir uns ins Herze fassen. 
Muß ich drum erblassen,
Tod um Liebe lieblich tut,
Und je mehr sie mich drum schelten,
Ach, je mehr wächst meine Glut!

G. Vierling sets stanzas 2-4?

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1 Wolf: "Denn"

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Tell him to come to me
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Tell him to come to me
Because the more they tell me off about it
The hotter my passion becomes!

Oh, it cannot be shaken;
Nothing on earth can shake love.
Through their picking rows about it
They only manage to double it.
It cannot be put at risk
By their envious rage.
Because the more they tell me off about it
The hotter my passion becomes!

Locked up!
They have locked me up for days on end.
They have indefatigably
Punished me with terrible torments,
But I bear
Each pain with the courage of love.
Because the more they tell me off about it
The hotter my passion becomes!

My torturers
Often tell me to leave you,
But that makes us even more united
In our desire to grasp each other's heart.
So if I have to fade away
Death rewards love with love,
And the more they tell me off about it
The hotter my passion becomes!

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Translations of title(s):
"O zum Wanken bringt die Liebe" = "Oh, love cannot be shaken"
"Sagt ihm, daß er zu mir komme" = "Tell him to come to me"


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Text added to the website: 2018-04-23 00:00:00
Last modified: 2018-08-14 12:33:06
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