by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

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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Text added to the website: 2003-11-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57
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Couvre moi de fleurs, je meurs
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Couvre moi de fleurs, je meurs
D'amour.
Pour qu'une légère brise
Ne disperse le doux parfum,
Couvre moi.
L'amour ou le parfum
D'une fleur,
Oui, c'est tout pareil.
Avec le jasmin et le lis blanc,
Préparez ma tombe,
Je meurs.
Et si vous en demandez la raison,
C'est d'amour et
De ses doux tourments.

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Text added to the website: 2008-02-14 00:00:00
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