by Stefan George (1868 - 1933)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Noch zwingt mich treue über dir zu...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Noch zwingt mich treue über [dir]1 zu wachen
Und deines duldens schönheit dass ich weile ·
Mein heilig streben ist mich traurig machen
Damit ich wahrer deine trauer teile.

Nie wird ein warmer anruf mich empfangen ·
Bis in die späten stunden unsres bundes
Muss ich erkennen mit ergebnem bangen
Das herbe schicksal winterlichen fundes.

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Confirmed with Stefan George, Werke. Ausgabe in Zwei Bänden, Erster Band, 4. Auflage, Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1984, page 129

1 Braunfels, Webern: "dich"

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ancora la fedeltà mi costringe", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Jakob Kellner , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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La fidélité me contraint à veiller sur...
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
La fidélité me contraint à veiller sur toi
Et la beauté de ta souffrance à rester,
Mon effort sacré est pour me rendre triste,
Pour partager plus fidèlement ton chagrin.

Jamais une voix plus chaleureuse ne m'accueillera,
Jusqu'aux dernières heures de notre alliance,
Je dois avec une humble angoisse reconnaître
L'âpre fatalité d'une découverte hivernale.

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Text added to the website: 2011-12-24 00:00:00
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