Translation by Therese Albertine Luise von Jacob (1797 - 1870)

Farewell! if ever fondest prayer
Language: English 
Available translation(s): DUT
Farewell! if ever fondest prayer
  For other's weal availed on high,
Mine will not all be lost in air,
  But waft thy name beyond the sky.
'Twere vain to speak, to weep, to sigh:
  Oh! more than tears of blood can tell,
When wrung from guilt's expiring eye,
  Are in that word - Farewell! - Farewell!

These lips are mute, these eyes are dry;
  But in my breast and in my brain,
Awake the pangs that pass not by,
  The thought that ne'er shall sleep again.
My soul nor deigns nor dares complain,
  Though grief and passion there rebel:
I only know we loved in vain -
  I only feel - Farewell! - Farewell!

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Therese Albertine Luise von Jacob (1797 - 1870) DUT FRE ; composed by Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT FRE ; composed by Wenzel Gährich.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT FRE ; composed by Malvina Schnorr von Carolsfeld, née Malvina Garrigues.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT FRE ; composed by Adalbert von Goldschmidt.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT FRE ; composed by Alexander Winterberger.

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:23
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Word count: 114

Lebewohl
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
[Lebe wohl!]1 Wenn je ein brünstig Flehen
  Der Lieb' zum günst'gen Himmel drang,
Wird meines nicht verloren gehen,
  Das sich für dich der Brust entrang.
Was soll ich seufzen, weinen, klagen?
  Mehr als aus Augen tief und hohl
Der Reue blut'ge Tränen sagen,
  Mehr sagt das Wort: leb' wohl! leb' wohl!

Die Lipp' ist stumm, das Auge trocken,
  Doch in der Brust wacht stets der Schmerz.
Die Wang' erbleicht, die Pulse stocken,
  Und immer matter schlägt das Herz.
Es schleudern das Geschickes Wellen
  Mein Lebensschiff zum fernsten Pol,
Und meiner Seele Schmerzen quellen
  Nur aus dem Wort: leb' wohl! leb' wohl!

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1 Loewe: "Lebe wohl! Lebe wohl! Lebe wohl!"

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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)


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2003-12-07 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:02
Line count: 16
Word count: 101