by Johann Heinrich Voss (1751 - 1826)

Der Holdseligen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT DUT ENG FRE
  Der Holdseligen 
    Sonder Wank
  Sing' ich fröhlichen 
    Minnesang;
  Denn die Reine, 
  Die ich meine,
Winkt mir lieblichen Habedank.
 
  Ach! bin inniglich 
    Minnewund!
  Gar zu minniglich 
    [Dankt]1 ihr Mund;
  Lacht so grüsslich, 
  Lockt so küsslich,
Daß mir's bebt in des Herzens Grund!
 
  Gleich der sonnigen 
    Veilchenau'
  Glänzt der Wonnigen 
    Augen Blau;
  Frisch und ründchen 
  Blüht ihr Mündchen,
Gleich der knospenden Ros' im Thau.
 
  Ihrer Wängelein 
    Lichtes Roth
  Hat kein Engelein, 
    So mir Gott !
  Eia, säß' ich 
  Unablässig
Bei der Preißlichen bis zum Tod!

C. Loewe sets stanzas 1, 3, 2, 4, 1

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Confirmed with Sämmtliche poetische Werke von Johann Heinrich Voss, ed. by Abraham Voss, Leipzig, Immanuel Müller, 1835, page 153.

1 Brahms: "küsst"

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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)

Set in a modified version by Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Corien Sleeswijk) , copyright © 2007, (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 (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , John H. Campbell , Lau Kanen [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 28
Word count: 84