Translation © by Peter Low

Stell auf den Tisch die duftenden...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE ITA POR SPA SPA
Stell auf den Tisch die duftenden Reseden,
  Die letzten roten Astern trag herbei,
Und laß uns wieder von der Liebe reden,
    Wie einst im Mai.

Gib mir die Hand, daß ich sie heimlich drücke
  Und wenn man's sieht, mir ist es einerlei,
Gib mir nur einen deiner süßen Blicke,
    Wie einst im Mai.

Es blüht und [funkelt]1 heut auf jedem Grabe,
  Ein Tag im [Jahre ist den]2 Toten frei,
Komm an mein Herz, daß ich dich wieder habe,
    Wie einst im Mai.

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1 Strauss: "duftet"
2 Strauss, Thuille: "Jahr ist ja den"

Authorship

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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by John Bernhoff (flourished 1906-1908) ; composed by Richard Georg Strauss.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Eduard Lassen.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jelle Leistra) , "Alle zielen", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Allerzielen", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Peter Low) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "All Souls' Day", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , "All Souls' Day", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Giorno dei morti", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Alexandre Trovon) , "O Dia de Todos os Santos", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Abel Alamillo Fernández) , "El día de todos los santos", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:29
Line count: 12
Word count: 82

Place in the vase the final autumn roses
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Place in the vase     the final autumn roses
and put the crimson asters on display;
and let us talk again of love together,
as once in May.

Give me your hand,  and secretly I'll clasp it.
If people see,     I care not what they say.
Give me just  one now  of your sweetest glances,
as then in May.

Each grave today     abounds in flowers and fragrance
since for the dead this is a holy day.
Come to my heart,   let me again embrace you,
as once in May, as once in May.

About the headline (FAQ)

Note: this is a singable translation for the Strauss version.
Translations of titles:
"Allerseelen" = "All Souls' Day"
"Wie einst im Mai" = "As once in May"


Authorship

  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2008 by Peter Low, (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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Text added to the website: 2008-12-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-03-30 00:32:35
Line count: 12
Word count: 92