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The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

Den första kyssen

Language: Swedish

På silvermolnets kant satt aftonstjärnan,
från lundens skymning frågte henne tärnan:
Säg, aftonstjärna, vad i himlen tänkes,
när första kyssen åt en älskling skänkes?
Och himlens blyga dotter hördes svara:
På jorden blickar ljusets änglaskara,
och ser sin egen sällhet speglad åter;
blott döden vänder ögat bort och gråter.



Translation(s): ENG FIN FRE

Authorship

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, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Lynn Steele) , "The first kiss", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FIN Finnish (Erkki Pullinen) , "Ensi suudelma", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Le premier baiser", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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