by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 - 1838)
Translation Singable translation by Lewis Novra

Wie so bleich ich geworden bin?
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Wie so bleich ich geworden bin?
Was willst du fragen?
Freue, freue [dich]1 immerhin,
Ich will nicht klagen.

Hast das Haus und die Felder auch,
Und hast den Garten,
Laß mich unterm Hollunderstrauch
Den Platz erwarten.

Tief das Plätzchen und lang und breit
Nur wen'ge Schuhe,
Leg ich dort mich zu guter Zeit
Und halte Ruhe.

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1 Jensen: "mich"

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  • ENG English (Rufus Hallmark) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Lewis Novra)
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Ask not why I am pale and sad
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ask not why I am pale and sad;
Why shouldst thou heed me?
Cheer thee, let thine own heart be glad!
Thou dost not need me!

Thine's the house and the verdant glade,
And all around thee!
Leave me till 'neath the Elder's shade
A home is found me!

Deep it lies, in a tranquil spot;
There grief comes never!
There shall I rest, all cares forgot,
In peace for ever!

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Text added to the website: 2011-04-25 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:20
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Word count: 71