by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 - 1838)
Translation © by Marianne Beate Kielland

Du Ring an meinem Finger
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CHI DAN DUT ENG ENG FRE HEB ITA NOR RUS
Du Ring an meinem Finger,
  Mein [goldnes]1 Ringelein,
Ich drücke dich fromm an die Lippen,
  Dich fromm an das Herze mein.

Ich hatt' ihn ausgeträumet,
  Der Kindheit [friedlich schönen]2 Traum,
Ich fand allein mich, verloren
  Im öden, unendlichen Raum.

Du Ring an meinem Finger,
  Da hast du mich erst belehrt,
Hast meinem Blick erschlossen
  Des Lebens [unendlichen Werth]3.

Ich [werd']4 ihm dienen, ihm leben,
  Ihm angehören ganz,
Hin selber mich geben und finden
  Verklärt mich in seinem Glanz.

Du Ring an meinem Finger,
  Mein [goldnes]1 Ringelein,
Ich drücke dich fromm an die Lippen,
  Dich fromm an das Herze mein.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Adelbert von Chamisso, Neunzehnte Auflage (19th edition), Berlin, Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1869, pages 11-12.

Modernized spelling would change "Werth" to "Wert"
1 Schumann, Loewe: "goldenes"
2 Loewe: "friedlichen"
3 Schumann: "unendlichen, tiefen Wert"
4 Schumann: "will"

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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):

  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Mei Foong Ang) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DAN Danish (Dansk) (Maryanna Morthensen) , "Du ring på min finger", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Jij, ring hier aan mijn vinger", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Daniel Platt) , "Thou ring on my finger", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Kyle Gee) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Toi anneau à mon doigt", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) (Tsippora Samberg) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Tu anello al mio dito", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Natalia Vyshynska) , "Ты, кольцо на моём пальце", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2015-01-08 12:42:22
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Du ring på min finger
Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Du ring på min finger,
min lille gylne ring,
deg trykker jeg fromt mot mine lepper,
fromt mot mitt hjerte.

Jeg ble ferdig med å drømme
barndommens fredelige og vakre drøm,
Jeg fant kun meg selv - tapt
i et øde og uendelig rom.

Du ring på min finger
- der belærte du meg for første gang,
åpnet mitt blikk
for livets uendelige, dype verdi.

Jeg vil tjene ham, leve med ham,
tilhøre ham, helt og fullt.
Gi meg selv hen og finne
meg forklaret i hans glans.

Du ring på min finger,
min lille gylne ring,
deg trykker jeg fromt mot mine lepper,
fromt mot mitt hjerte.

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Text added to the website: 2009-06-11 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:15
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Word count: 108