Translation © by Emily Ezust

Grüß euch aus Herzensgrund
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA
Grüß euch aus Herzensgrund:
zwei Augen hell und rein,
zwei Röslein auf dem Mund,
Kleid blank aus Sonnenschein!

Nachtigall klagt und weint,
wollüstig rauscht der Hain,
alles die Liebste meint:
wo weilt sie so allein?

Weil's draußen finster war,
sah ich viel hellern Schein,
jetzt ist es licht und klar,
ich muß im Dunkeln sein.

Sonne nicht steigen mag,
sieht so verschlafen drein,
wünschet den ganzen Tag,
daß wieder Nacht möcht' sein.

Liebe geht durch die Luft,
holt fern die Liebste ein;
fort über Berg und Kluft!
und sie wird doch noch mein!

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Expectació", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Expectation", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Avis de recherche", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Attesa", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
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Word count: 93

Expectation
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I salute you from the bottom of my heart:
two eyes, bright and pure,
two little roses on your mouth,
your gown as lustrous as sunshine!

Nightingales fret and weep,
the grove rustles sensually,
and everything reminds me of my beloved:
where is she lingering so alone?

Even though it was dark outside
I saw much bright light;
now it is light and clear
but I must be in darkness.

The sun should not have risen,
for I only see it sleeping
as I wish the entire day
that it might be night again.

Love floats through the air,
to catch up with my beloved, far away;
go forth, beyond mountain and chasm!
and she shall yet again be mine!

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
Line count: 20
Word count: 120