by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)

Laß, o Welt, o laß mich sein!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG ENG FRE FRE SPA
Laß, o Welt, o laß mich sein!
Locket nicht mit Liebesgaben,
Laßt dies Herz alleine haben
Seine Wonne, seine Pein!

Was ich traure, weiß ich nicht,
Es ist unbekanntes Wehe;
Immerdar durch Tränen sehe
Ich der Sonne liebes Licht.

Oft bin ich mir kaum bewußt,
Und die helle Freude zücket
Durch die Schwere, [die]1 mich drücket,
Wonniglich in meiner Brust.

Laß, o Welt, o laß mich sein!
Locket nicht mit Liebesgaben,
Laßt dies Herz alleine haben
Seine Wonne, seine Pein!

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1 Wetzel, Wolf: "so"

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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) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "Seclusion", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Marie Boileau) , "Secrecy"
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Claustration", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Gerardo Garciacano Hinojosa) (Simone von Büren) , "Reclusión", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2015-09-28 15:46:14
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Reclusión
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Déjame, mundo, déjame ser
no me tienten con dones de amor,
dejen a este corazón tener
su felicidad, y su dolor! 

Lo que me aflige no lo sé
es un dolor desconocido;
siempre a través de mis lágrimas veo
la amorosa luz del sol.  

A menudo me encuentro casi inconsciente
y una clara alegría palpita
a través de las dificultades
dulcemente sobre mi pecho.  

¡Déjame, mundo, déjame ser!
no me tienten con dones de amor
¡Dejen a este corazón tener
su felicidad, y su dolor! 

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Spanish (Español) copyright © 2010 by Gerardo Garciacano Hinojosa and Simone von Büren, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2010-06-17 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:47
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Word count: 85