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Geh, zartes Blatt, geh armes Brieflein hin! Geh, such' die Blume aller Lieblichkeiten! Geh, such' mir jene hohe Königin, Um deren Haupt sich Liebespalmen breiten.
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Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 45.
- by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914), no title, appears in Italienisches Liederbuch, in Rispetti, in Toscanisch, no. 94, first published 1860 [author's text checked 2 times against a primary source]
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), "Geh', zartes Blatt", op. 12 (Fünf Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 2, published 1893 [ voice and piano ], Frankfurt a/M., Steyl & Thomas [sung text not yet checked]
- by Hermann (Gustav) Goetz (1840 - 1876), "Geh, zartes Blatt, geh armes Brieflein hin!", op. 4 no. 2 (1866), published 1869 [ soprano or tenor and piano ], from Rispetti: Sechs Italienische Volksgesänge, no. 2, Leipzig, Rieter-Biedermann [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Go forth, delicate page", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Va, délicate fleur", copyright © 2021, (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: 2010-01-28
Line count: 4
Word count: 25
Go forth, delicate page, go forth poor little letter! Go seek the flower of all loveliness! Go seek that lofty queen for me, About whose head the palms of love spread their fronds.
- 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.
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914), no title, appears in Italienisches Liederbuch, in Rispetti, in Toscanisch, no. 94, first published 1860
This text was added to the website: 2020-12-11
Line count: 4
Word count: 33