by Richard Georg Strauss (1864 - 1949) and by Clemens Krauss (1893 - 1954)
Translation © by Linda Godry

Kein Andres, das mir so im Herzen loht
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Kein Andres, das mir so im Herzen loht,
Nein, Schöne, nichts auf dieser ganzen Erde,
Kein andres, das ich so wie dich begehrte,
Und käm' von Venus mir ein Angebot.
Dein Auge beut mir himmlisch-süsse Not,
Und wenn ein Aufschlag alle Qual vermehrte,
Ein andrer Wonne mir und Lust gewährte, -
Zwei Schläge sind dann Leben oder Tod.

Und trüg' ich's fünfmalhunderttausend Jahre,
Erhielte ausser dir, du Wunderbare,
Kein andres Wesen über mich Gewalt.
Durch neue Adern müsst' mein Blut ich giessen,
In meinen, voll von dir zum Überfliessen,
Fänd' neue Liebe weder Raum noch Halt.


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  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , "Nothing blazes in my heart like this", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Nothing blazes in my heart like this
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Nothing blazes in my heart like this,
Nothing on this earth.
Nothing else that I desired as I did you,
Even if Venus herself made me an offer.

Your eye promises me heavenly sweet pain,
And if one blink multiplied my ordeal,
The next would grant me blissful delight, -
Two blinks can make all the difference, life or death.

And if I bore it seven times five thousand years,
Nobody but you, you marvelous [creature],
No other being would get me into its power.
Through new veins I would have to let my blood stream,
In mine, overflowing with you,
A new love would find neither room nor a foothold/future.


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This text was added to the website: 2006-11-09
Line count: 14
Word count: 111