by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Marianne Beate Kielland

Sterb' ich, so hüllt in Blumen meine...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE NOR
Sterb' ich, so hüllt in Blumen meine Glieder;
Ich wünsche nicht, daß ihr ein Grab mir grabt.
Genüber jenen Mauern legt mich nieder,
Wo ihr so manchmal mich gesehen habt.
Dort legt mich hin, in Regen oder Wind;
  Gern sterb' ich, ist's um dich, geliebtes Kind.
Dort legt mich hin in Sonnenschein und Regen;
  Ich sterbe lieblich, sterb' ich deinetwegen.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 60.


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

  • ENG English (Donna (Bareket) Breitzer) , "If I should die, then shroud my limbs with flowers", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Om jeg dør, så hyll mine ledd inn i blomster", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Alberto Pedrotti , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2004-01-17
Line count: 8
Word count: 60

Om jeg dør, så hyll mine ledd inn i blomster
Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Om jeg dør, så hyll mine ledd inn i blomster;
Jeg ønsker ikke at dere graver meg en grav.
Legg meg ved de murene
Hvor dere så mang en gang så meg.
Legg meg der, i regn eller vind;
Jeg dør gjerne om det er for deg, elskede barn.
Legg meg der i solskinn og regn;
Herlig dør jeg, om det er for din skyld.


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This text was added to the website: 2008-03-19
Line count: 8
Word count: 65