by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

So soll ich dich nun meiden
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
[So soll]1 ich [dich nun]2 meiden,
Du meines Lebens Lust!
Du küssest mich zum Scheiden,
Ich drücke dich an die Brust!

Ach, Liebchen, heißt das meiden,
Wenn man sich herzt und küßt?
Ach, Liebchen, heißt das scheiden,
Wenn man sich fest umschließt?

About the headline (FAQ)

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Hirsch: "Soll"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Dressler, Gotthelf: "nun dich"; further changes may exist not shown above.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Scheiden en mijden", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Parting and separation", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Départ et séparation", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Separazione e abbandono", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 42

Separazione e abbandono
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Così mi tocca lasciarti,
gioia della mia vita!
E tu nel lasciarmi mi baci,
ed io al mio petto ti stringo!
Amore, si può chiamare abbandono,
quando ci si bacia e abbraccia?
Amore, è forse separazione,
quando così forte ci stringiamo?


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2008 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (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.

Based on


This text was added to the website: 2008-11-29
Line count: 8
Word count: 41