by Johann Ludwig Tieck (1773 - 1853)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Treue Liebe dauert lange
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA TUR
Treue Liebe dauert lange,
Überlebet manche Stund',
Und kein Zweifel macht sie bange,
Immer bleibt ihr Mut gesund.

Dräuen gleich in dichten Scharen,
Fordern gleich zum Wankelmut
Sturm und Tod, setzt den Gefahren
Lieb' entgegen, treues Blut.

Und wie Nebel stürzt zurücke,
Was den Sinn gefangen hält
Und dem heitern Frühlingsblicke
Öffnet sich die weite Welt.

Errungen,
Bezwungen
Von Lieb' ist das Glück,
Verschwunden
Die Stunden,
Sie fliehen zurück;
Und selige Lust,
Sie stillet,
Erfüllet
Die trunkene, wonneklopfende Brust;
Sie scheide
Von Leide
Auf immer,
Und nimmer
Entschwinde die liebliche, selige, himmlische Lust!

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "True love lingers long", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "L'amore fedele ha lunga durata", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Trouwe liefde duurt niet even", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • TUR Turkish (Türkçe) (Gül Sabar) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52
Line count: 27
Word count: 93

True love lingers long
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
True love lingers long,
Outlives many an hour,
And no doubts will make it shrink;
Always will its spirits remain healthy.

They menace it in thick hordes,
Promoting vacillating doubt,
Storm and Death, these dangers
true blood opposes with Love.

And, like mist, starts back
What has held captive the senses,
And to the merry gaze of spring
the wide world opens itself.

Achieved,
Mastered,
by Love is Happiness,
Vanished
are those hours,
but back again they fly,
And blissful delight,
becomes quiet
and fills
the intoxicated, throbbing, joyful breast;
They part
from pain
forever,
and never
will this lovely, ecstatic, heavenly joy disappear!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52
Line count: 27
Word count: 104