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[Bleiche]1 Blüte, Blüte der Liebe, Leuchte über dem Laubendach, Ruf' in klopfenden Mädchenherzen, Blüte der Liebe, die Sehnsucht wach! Deiner Kelche verströmender Atem Zittert, verzittert so schwer [und so stark]2, Schwül von deinen duftenden Kronen Weht der Nachtwind über den Park. In der Laube lauschen zwei Augen. Zögert und zagt ein Mädchenmund, Sorge dich nicht und laß dich küssen, Sieh, nur Sträucher raunen im Rund. Und es ruft dir im pochenden Herzen Weißer Jasmin die [Sehnsucht]3 wach - [Weiße Blüten, Blüten der Liebe Leuchten]4 über dem Laubendach.
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1 Lindner: "Weisse"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Strauss: "und stark"
3 Strauss: "Seele"
4 Strauss: "Weiße Blüte, Blüte der Liebe/ Leuchte"
- by Karl (or Carl) Busse (1872 - 1918), "Weißer Jasmin", appears in Hedwig, no. 14 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Eugen Lindner (1858 - 1915), "Weisser Jasmin", published 1900 [voice and piano], from Nächte, no. 2, Leipzig, Herm. Seemann Nachf. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Franz Mittler (1893 - 1970), "Weißer Jasmin", published 1911. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Richard Georg Strauss (1864 - 1949), "Weißer Jasmin", op. 31 (Vier Lieder von Carl Busse und Richard Dehmel) no. 3, published 1896 [voice and piano], Berlin, Fürstner [ sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El blanc gessamí", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "White jasmine", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Jasmin blanc", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Research team for this text: Alberto Pedrotti , Lau Kanen [Guest Editor] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 87
Pale blossom, blossom of love, Shine over the roof of the arbour, Within the beating hearts of maidens Awaken longing, blossom of love! The exhaling breath of your calices Trembles, trembles away so heavily and strongly, Laden with the scent of your coronas The night wind wafts sensuously over the park. In the arbour two eyes are listening, A maiden's lips demur and hesitate, Do not be anxious and let yourself be kissed, See, only bushes are murmuring around us. And within your beating heart, White jasmine is awakening longing -- White [blossoms, blossoms]1 of love Shine above the roof of the arbour.
1 Strauss: "blossom, blossom"
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2013 by Sharon Krebs, (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.
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Karl (or Carl) Busse (1872 - 1918), "Weißer Jasmin", appears in Hedwig, no. 14
This text was added to the website: 2013-02-25
Line count: 16
Word count: 102