Translation © by Emily Ezust

Nun ade, mein allerherzliebster Schatz
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA POR
"[Nun]1 ade, mein [allerherzliebster]2 Schatz,
Jetzt muß ich wohl scheiden von dir,
Bis auf den andern Sommer,
Dann komm' ich wieder zu dir."

Und als der junge Knab heimkam,
Von seiner Liebsten fing er an:
"Wo ist meine Herzallerliebste,
Die ich verlassen hab'?"

Auf dem Kirchhof liegt sie begraben,
Heut ist's der dritte Tag,
Das Trauern und das Weinen
Hat sie zum Tod gebracht.

"Jetzt will ich auf den Kirchhof gehen,
Will suchen meiner Liebsten Grab,
Will ihr allweil rufen,
Bis daß sie mir Antwort gibt.

Ei, du mein [allerherzliebster]2 Schatz,
Mach' auf dein tiefes Grab,
Du hörst kein Glöcklein läuten,
Du hörst kein Vöglein pfeifen,
Du siehst weder [Sonn']3 noch Mond!"

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1 Mahler: "Und nun"
2 Mahler: "herzallerliebster"
3 Mahler: "Sonne"


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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright © 2016
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Pas d'au revoir !", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Non vedersi mai più", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Paulo Albuquerque de Noronha) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Jakob Kellner

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 21
Word count: 112

And now, farewell, my darling treasure
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
"And now, farewell, my darling treasure,
For I must now leave you
Until next summer;
Then I shall return to you."

And when the youth returned home,
He started to think of his beloved:
"Where is my beloved,
Whom I left behind?"

-- In the churchyard she lies buried,
Today is the third day,
For her sorrow and tears
Delivered her to Death. --

"Now I will go to the churchyard,
To search for my beloved's grave;
I will ever call out to her
Until she gives me an answer. 

"O, my darling treasure,
Open up your deep grave,
[For] you hear no bells tolling,
You hear no birds singing,
[And] you see neither sun nor moon!"

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Translation of title "Nicht Wiedersehn" = "We will not see each other again"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2016 by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website: 2016-12-25
Line count: 21
Word count: 115