Translation © by Linda Godry

Si le bonheur à sourire t'invite
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG GER GER
Si le bonheur à sourire t'invite,
Joyeux alors, je sens un doux émoi;
Si la douleur t'accable, Marguerite,
Je pleure alors comme toi.

Comme deux fleurs sur une même tige,
Notre destin suivait le même cours;
De tes chagrins en frère je m'afflige;
Comme une soeur je t'aimerai toujours!

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

  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Marguerite", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , "Marguerite", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Linda Godry) , "Marguerite", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Margarete", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 49

Marguerite
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Wenn dich das Glück lächeln lässt,
so bin auch ich gleich voller Freude;
Wenn der Schmerz dich niederbeugt, Marguerite,
so weine ich sogleich wie du.

Wie zwei Blüten an einem Stängel,
folgt unser Schicksal demselben Weg;
deine Kümmernisse mache ich mir wie ein Bruder zu eigen;
und werde dich auf ewig lieben wie eine Schwester.

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  • Translation from French (Français) to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2008 by Linda Godry, (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: 2008-04-25
Line count: 8
Word count: 55