by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

So soll ich dich nun meiden
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
So soll ich [dich nun]1 meiden,
Du meines Lebens Lust!
Du küssest mich zum Scheiden,
Ich drücke dich an die Brust!

Ach, Liebchen, heißt das meiden,
Wenn man sich herzt und küßt?
Ach, Liebchen, heißt das scheiden,
Wenn man sich fest umschließt?

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1 Dressler, Gotthelf: "nun dich"; further changes may exist not shown above.

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Scheiden en mijden", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Parting and separation", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Départ et séparation", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Separazione e abbandono", copyright © 2008, (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: 2015-01-28 09:59:11
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Parting and separation
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
So now I must shun you,
You, my heart's joy!
You kiss me in parting,
I press you to my breast!

Ah, my love, is this called shunning,
When one embraces and kisses the other?
Ah, my love, is this called separation,
When one clings so firmly?

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

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52
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Word count: 47