by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Czech (Čeština) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen
Beschloß ich und beschwor ich,
Und gehe jeden Abend,
Denn jede Kraft und jeden Halt verlor ich.

Ich möchte nicht mehr leben,
Möcht' augenblicks verderben,
Und möchte doch auch leben
Für dich, mit dir, und nimmer, nimmer sterben.

Ach, rede, sprich ein Wort nur,
Ein einziges, ein klares;
Gib Leben oder Tod mir,
Nur dein Gefühl enthülle mir, dein wahres!

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Sílvia Pujalte Piñán) , "No tornar mai més a casa teva", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Niet meer jou op te zoeken", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To visit you no longer", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2003-11-04 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
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To visit you no longer
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
To visit you no longer
Did I resolve and swear. 
Yet I go to you each evening,
For all strength and resolve have I lost.

I long to live no longer,
I long to perish instantly
And yet I also long to live
For you, with you, and never, never die.

Ah, speak, say only one word,
A single word, a clear one;
Give me life or death,
Only reveal your feelings to me - your true feelings!

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

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-04 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
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Word count: 78