by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884)
Translation © by Abel Alamillo Fernández

Bedeckt mich mit Blumen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Bedeckt mich mit Blumen,
Ich sterbe vor Liebe.
Daß die Luft mit leisem Wehen
nicht den süßen Duft [mir]1 entführe,
    Bedeckt mich!
[Ist ja alles doch dasselbe, 
Liebesodem oder Düfte 
    Von Blumen.]2
Von Jasmin und weißen Lilien
sollt ihr hier mein Grab bereiten,
    Ich sterbe. 
Und befragt ihr mich: Woran?
sag' ich: Unter süßen Qualen
    Vor Liebe.

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1 omitted by Rubinstein
2 omitted by Schumann.


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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Duet 'Bedek mij met bloemen'", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) , "O'erstrew me with flowers"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Couvre moi de fleurs, je meurs", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ricopritemi di fiori", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Abel Alamillo Fernández) , "Cubridme con flores", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-03
Line count: 14
Word count: 57

Cubridme con flores
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Cubridme con flores, muero 
de amor.
Que la brisa con suave soplo
no me arrebate la dulce fragancia. 
Pues ciertamente vienen a ser lo mismo
el hálito del amor y el olor 
de las flores.
Con jazmines y lirios blancos	
debéis disponer aquí mi tumba. 
Yo muero.
Y si me preguntáis por qué causa,
os diré que como consecuencia de dulces tormentos
de amor, de amor.


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This text was added to the website: 2005-02-27
Line count: 14
Word count: 67