by Johann Baptist Mayrhofer (1787 - 1836)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Augenlied
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Süße Augen, klare Bronnen!
Meine Qual und Seligkeit
Ist fürwahr aus euch [geronnen]1,
Und mein Dichten euch geweiht.

  Wo ich weile,
  [Wie]2 ich eile,
Liebend strahlet ihr mich an;
  Ihr erleuchtet
  Ihr befeuchtet
Mir mit Thränen meine Bahn.

Treue Sterne schwindet nimmer,
Leitet mich zum Acheron!
Und mit eurem letzten Schimmer
Sey mein Leben auch entflohn.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, page 59.

1 Schubert (Alte Gesamtausgabe): "gewonnen"
2 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "Wo"

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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) , "Cançó dels ulls", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ogenlied", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Song of eyes", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant des yeux", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Canzone degli occhi", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-07-04 09:15:13
Line count: 14
Word count: 56

Chant des yeux
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Doux yeux, claires fontaines !
Ma torture et ma béatitude
Viennent tous les deux de vous,
Et mon poème vous est dédicacé.

Où que je séjourne, 
de quelque manière que je me hâte,
Vous rayonnez aimablement sur moi ;
Vous illuminez, 
vous mouillez
Avec des larmes mon chemin.

Fidèles étoiles, ne disparaissez jamais,
Conduisez-moi jusqu'à Achéron !
Et avec votre éclat final
Que ma vie s'enfuie.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2010 by Guy Laffaille, (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: 2010-02-11 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-07-16 13:10:54
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Word count: 66