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Que le jour me dure

Language: French

Que le [jour]1 me dure!
Passé loin de toi,
toute la nature
n'est plus rien pour moi.

Le plus vert bocage,
[quand]2 tu n'y viens pas,
n'est qu'un lieu sauvage,
pour moi, sans appas.

Hélas! si je passe
Un jour sans te voir,
Je cherche ta trace
Dans mon désespoir...

Quand je l'ai perdue,
Je reste à pleurer,
Mon âme éperdue
Est près d'expirer.

Le coeur me palpite
Quand j'entends ta voix,
Tout mon sang s'agite
Dès que je te vois;

Ouvres-tu la bouche,
Les cieux vont s'ouvrir...
Si ta main me touche,
Je me sens frémir.



Translation(s): SWE GER GER

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1 Beethoven, Zumsteeg: "temps"
2 Beethoven, Zumsteeg: "Si"

Submitted by Héctor Vicencio

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Set in Swedish, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown GER [text unavailable] Set in German, a translation by Ludwig Andreas Gotter (1661 - 1735) , title unknown SWE Set in German, a translation by Johann Gottfried Herder (1744 - 1803) , title 1: "Sehnsucht" [an adaptation] ENG SWE

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

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Wie der Tag mir schleichet

Language: German

Wie der Tag mir schleichet 
Ohne dich vollbracht; 
Die Natur [erbleichet]1, 
Rings um mich wird's Nacht.

Ohne dich hüllt alles 
Sich in [Schlummer]2 ein, 
Und zur öden Wüste 
Wird der [grüne]3 Hain.

Kommt der Abend endlich 
[Ohne dich herab, 
Lauf' ich bang und suche 
Dich Berg auf Berg ab:]4

Hab' ich dich verloren, 
Bleib' ich weinend stehn, 
Glaub' in [Schmerz]5 versunken 
[Weinend]6 zu vergehn.

Wie ich ahnend zittre, 
Wenn dein [Trill]7 erschallt ! 
Wenn ich dich erblicke, 
Wie das Blut mir wallt !

Öffnest du die Lippen, 
[Klopft mein banges]8 Herz, 
Deine [Handberührung]9 
Reisst mich himmelwärts  !



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1 Burgmüller, Diabelli: "erblasset"
2 Burgmüller: "Trauer"
3 Burgmüller: "schönste"
4 Burgmüller: "Ohne dich heran,/ Lauf ich bald und suche/ Dich bergauf , bergan;"
5 Burgmüller: "Gram"
6 Burgmüller: "Langsam"
7 Burgmüller: "Tritt"
8 Burgmüller: "Klopfet mir das"
9 Burgmüller: "Hand berühren"

Submitted by John H. Campbell

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-15.