by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Wohl schön bewandt
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Polish (Polski) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA
Wohl schön bewandt
War es vorehe
Mit meinem Leben,
Mit meiner Liebe;
Durch eine Wand,
Ja durch zehn Wände,
Erkannte mich
Des Freundes Sehe;
Doch jetzo, wehe,
Wenn ich dem Kalten
Auch noch so dicht
Vor'm Auge stehe,
Es merkt's sein Auge,
Sein Herze nicht.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Georg Daumer, Polydora: ein weltpoetisches Liederbuch, volume 2, page 62.


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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Quite fair and contented", copyright ©
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Pauline Kroger) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "J'étais joliment satisfaite", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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J'étais joliment satisfaite
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
J'étais joliment satisfaite
Auparavant,
De ma vie,
De mon amour ;
À travers un mur,
Oui, à travers dix murs,
J'étais distinguée
Par le regard de mon ami.
Pourtant, maintenant, hélas,
Lorsque devant le frigide,
Je suis tout près,
Devant ses yeux,
Ni ses yeux, ni son cœur
Ne me reconnaissent.

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Text added to the website: 2008-08-08 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:50
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