by Christian Felix Weisse (1726 - 1804)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Ich war bei Chloen ganz allein
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE GRE ITA ITA POR
Ich war bei Chloen ganz allein,
Und küssen wollt' ich sie.
Jedoch sie sprach, sie würde schrein,
Es sei vergebne Müh!

Ich wagt' es doch und küßte sie,
Trotz ihrer Gegenwehr.
Und schrie sie nicht? Jawohl, sie schrie --
Doch lange hinterher.

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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) , "De kus", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I was alone with Chloe", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le baiser", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , "Το φιλί", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il bacio", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il bacio", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Caê Vieira) , copyright © 2019, (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.
Line count: 8
Word count: 41

I was alone with Chloe
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 I was alone with Chloe,
 and wanted to kiss her;
 but she said
 that she would scream -
 it would be a futile attempt.
 
 Yet I dared, and kissed her
 despite her resistance.
 And did she not scream?
 Oh yes, she did;
 but not until long afterward.

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

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 10
Word count: 48