by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Gleich und gleich
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG FRE ITA
Ein Blumenglöckchen 
Vom Boden hervor
War früh gesprosset
In lieblichem Flor;
Da kam ein Bienchen
Und naschte fein: --
Die müssen wohl beide 
Für einander sein.

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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)

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Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Like to like", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "Two equals", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "L'une pour l'autre", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "L'una per l'altra", copyright © 2012, (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 10:01:30
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Word count: 25

Like to like
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
A little flower-bell 
had sprouted early 
from the ground
with a lovely little flourish;
there came a little bee 
and sipped it delicately:
they must have been made 
for each other.

Authorship

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

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    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
Line count: 8
Word count: 31