by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Robert Schall

Wohl schön bewandt
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Polish (Polski) 
Available translation(s): AFR CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE ITA
Wohl schön bewandt
War es vorehe
Mit meinem Leben,
Mit meiner Liebe;
Durch eine Wand,
Ja durch zehn Wände,
Erkannte mich
Des Freundes Sehe;
Doch jetzo, wehe,
Wenn ich dem Kalten
Auch noch so dicht
Vor'm Auge stehe,
Es merkt's sein Auge,
Sein Herze nicht.

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Confirmed with Georg Daumer, Polydora: ein weltpoetisches Liederbuch, volume 2, page 62.


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  • AFR Afrikaans [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Pauline Kroger) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Quite fair and contented", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "J'étais joliment satisfaite", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 45

Hoe mooi gesteld
Language: Afrikaans  after the German (Deutsch) 
Hoe mooi gesteld
was dit eenkeer
tog met my lewe,
en ook my liefde:
Deur ʼn muur – meer! –
ja, deur tien
mure het hy, my vriend,
my nog gesien.
Maar nou – ellende! –
die koue vis,
al staan ek vóór
hom, sien sy oog
my nie, sy hart
wil my nie hoor.

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This text was added to the website: 2020-02-25
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Word count: 55