Translation © by Emily Ezust

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 on the table the fragrant...
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Place on the table the fragrant mignonettes,
Bring inside the last red asters,
and let us speak again of love,
as once we did in May.

Give me your hand, so that I can press it secretly;
and if someone sees us, it's all the same to me.
Just give me your sweet gaze,
as once you did in May.

Flowers adorn today each grave, sending off their fragrances;
one day in the year is free for the dead1.
Come close to my heart, so that I can have you again,
as once I did in May.

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Translation of title "Allerseelen" = "All Souls' Day"
1 i.e., a holiday: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Souls%27_Day


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: 2015-02-20 18:18:27
Line count: 12
Word count: 97