by (Karl) Theodor Körner (1791 - 1813)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Süßes Liebchen! Komm zu mir!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Süßes Liebchen! Komm zu mir!
Tausend Küsse geb' ich Dir.
Sieh mich hier zu Deinen Füßen.
Mädchen, Deiner Lippen Gluth
Giebt mir Kraft und Lebensmuth.
Laß Dich küssen!

Mädchen, werde doch nicht roth!
Wenns die Mutter auch verbot.
Sollst Du alle Freuden missen?
Nur an des Geliebten Brust
Blüht des Lebens schönste Lust.
Laß Dich küssen!

Liebchen, warum zierst Du Dich?
Höre doch, und küsse mich.
Willst Du nichts von Liebe wissen?
Wogt Dir nicht Dein kleines Herz
Bald in Freuden, bald in Schmerz?
Laß Dich küssen!

Sieh', Dein Sträuben hilft Dir nicht;
Schon hab' ich nach Sängers Pflicht
Dir den ersten Kuß entrissen! -
Und nun sinkst Du liebewarm,
Willig selbst in meinen Arm,
[Läßt]1 Dich küssen!

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Confirmed with Knospen von Theodor Körner. Leipzig bei Georg Joachim Göschen. 1810, pages 94-95; and with Theodor Körner's Gedichte. [Erster Theil.] Neueste Auflage. Wien 1815. Bey B. Ph. Bauer, pages 72-73.

1 Schubert, Franz (and early specimens of B. Ph. Bauer's edition): "Laß"

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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 © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Flirtpartijtje", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Flirting", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Flirt", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 24
Word count: 118

Flirting
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Sweet darling! come to me!
 I'll give you a thousand kisses
 if you'll notice me here at your feet.
 Maiden, the fire of your lips
 gives me strength and the courage to live.
 Let me kiss you!
 
 Maiden, do not turn red!
 even if your mother has forbidden it,
 should you miss every joy?
 Only against the beloved's breast
 does life's fairest pleasure bloom.
 Let me kiss you!
 
 My darling, why do you make such a fuss?
 Listen to me and kiss me.
 Do you wish to know nothing about love?
 Doesn't your little heart feel waves
 of joy and pain?
 Let me kiss you!
 
 Look, your resistance does not help you;
 After my singer's duty, I have already
 torn from you the first kiss! -
 And now you sink, warm with love,
 willing in my arms.
 Let me kiss you!

Authorship

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

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 24
Word count: 142