by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

«Lebe wohl» ‑ Du fühlest nicht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA SPA
«Lebe wohl» - Du [fühlest]1 nicht,
Was es heißt, dies Wort der Schmerzen;
Mit getrostem Angesicht
Sagtest du's und leichtem Herzen.

Lebe wohl! - Ach tausendmal
Hab' ich mir es vorgesprochen
Und in nimmersatter Qual
Mir das Herz damit gebrochen!

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1 Graben-Hoffmann: "fürchtest" (according to Hofmeister); further changes may exist not shown above.

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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 (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Adieu !", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Adieu !", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Addio", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 40

Adieu !
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Adieu ! Tu ne ressens pas
Ce que veut dire, ce mot de douleur ;
Avec un visage tranquille
Tu l'as dit et d'un cœur léger.

Adieu ! Hélas ! mille fois
Je l'ai prononcé en moi,
Et avec un tourment insatiable
J'ai brisé mon cœur avec lui !

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 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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This text was added to the website: 2011-02-16
Line count: 8
Word count: 49