by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

O Jüngling, der du gehst bei mir vorüber
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
O Jüngling, der du gehst bei mir vorüber,
Ich singe nicht für dich, hör' mir nicht zu.
Für Einen sing' ich, der mir zehnmal lieber,
Für Einen, der viel schöner ist, als du.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 14.


Authorship

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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)

  • by Richard Barth (1850 - 1923), "O Jüngling, der du gehst bei mir vorüber", op. 12 (Fünf Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 5, published 1893 [ voice and piano ], Frankfurt a/M., Steyl & Thomas [sung text not yet checked]

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Oh young man, you who walk past me", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Ô garçon qui passe près de moi", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2011-07-27
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Oh young man, you who walk past me
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Oh young man, you who walk past me,
I do not sing for you, do not listen to me.
I sing for one who is ten times more dear to me,
For one who is much more handsome than you.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2020 by Sharon Krebs, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2020-12-05
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