Dear friends, we are turning 20 next year! Two years ago, 0.01% of all visitors made a donation. Last year, it was 0.02%. To all who have donated - a very warm thank you! Your generosity inspires me every day to keep going. Unfortunately, the current situation is not sustainable. Even if only 0.5% of visitors could make a donation, we could continue indefinitely - so please donate today and help keep this resource freely-available to all.    ---Emily Ezust, Founder

The LiederNet Archive
This website stores both public-domain AND copyright-protected material.
It is illegal to copy and distribute material marked copyright without permission.
**** YES, THAT INCLUDES CONCERT PROGRAMS. ****


S'il est un charmant gazon

Language: French (Français)

S'il est un charmant gazon
  Que le ciel arrose,
Où [brille]1 en toute saison
  Quelque fleur éclose,
Où l'on cueille à [pleine main]2
Lys, chèvrefeuille et jasmin,
J'en veux faire le chemin
  Où ton pied se pose !

S'il est un sein bien aimant
  Dont l'honneur dispose !
Dont le ferme dévoûement
  N'ait rien de morose,
Si toujours ce noble sein
Bat pour un digne dessein,
J'en veux faire le coussin
  Où ton front se pose !

S'il est un rêve d'amour,
  Parfumé de rose,
Où l'on [trouve chaque jour]3
  Quelque douce chose,
Un rêve que Dieu bénit,
Où l'âme à l'âme s'unit,
Oh ! j'en veux faire le nid
  Où ton cœur se pose !



Translation(s): CHI ENG GER ITA ENG ENG
F. Liszt sets stanzas 1, 3 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
F. Liszt sets stanzas 1, 3 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
F. d'Erlanger sets stanzas 1, 3

View original text (without footnotes)
Confirmed with Poésies de Victor Hugo: Odes & Ballades, Les Orientales, Les Feuilles d'Automne, Les Chants du Crépuscule, Les Voix Intérieures, Les Rayons & Les Ombres, Paris, Hetzel, 1880, p. 67.

1 Fauré: "naisse".
2 d'Erlanger: "pleines mains".
3 d'Erlanger: "trouve à chaque pas".

Submitted by Ted Perry

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Peter Cornelius (1824 - 1874) , title unknown ENG ITA CHI Set in English, a translation by Francis Charles Philips (1849 - 1921) , title unknown ITA CHI GER
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * CHI Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) (Yen-Chiang Che) , title 1: "如果有一個迷人的草地 ", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Peter Low) , title 1: "If there be a lovely grassy plot", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Enrico Magnani) , title 1: "Sogno d'amore", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English [singable] (Charles Fonteyn Manney) , title 1: "If I knew a meadow fair"

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

Notes about what "text verified" means can be found here.

Gentle Reminder
This is a personal project that I began in 1995. I receive no salary for my full-time work on it, and aside from ad revenue and copyright fees, the Archive was supported financially last year by fewer than 0.02% of our visitors. So if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust, Founder
I also have a wishlist at Amazon.ca.

Gibt es wo einen Rasen grün

Language: German (Deutsch)

Gibt es wo einen Rasen grün,
feucht von perlendem Regen,
wo Blumen, die nimmer verblühn,
duften süß dir entgegen,
wo da stehen in Fülle reich
Lilie, Geißblatt, Veilchen weich,
dir zum Pfad gäb' ich ihn gleich,
deinen Fuß zu hegen.










Gibt es wo enen Liebestraum,
der, voll wonnigem Segen,
wenn ein Glück du empfunden kaum,
neue Lust will erregen;
einen Traum von schönrem Stern,
wo nicht Seele der Seele mehr fern,
o, dir zum Hort gäb' ich ihn gern,
um dein Herz zu hegen.



Submitted by Virginia Knight

Authorship

Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2003-11-16.