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The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

My heart is sair

Language: English

My heart is sair, I daurna tell,
My heart is sair for somebody,
I could wake a winter's night, 
For the sake o' somebody,
Oh, hon!  for somebody!
I could range the world around
For the sake o' somebody.

Ye powers that smile on virtuous love,
Oh!  sweetly smile on somebody;
Frae ilka danger keep him free,
And send me safe my somebody.
Oh, hon!  for somebody!
I wad dae what wad I no'?
For the sake o' somebody.



Translation(s): GER GER SWE

Authorship

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

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Set in German, a translation by Wilhelm Christoph Leonhard Gerhard (1780 - 1858) , title unknown CAT DUT SWE FRE Set in German, a translation by Ferdinand Freiligrath (1810 - 1876) , title unknown SWE Set in Swedish, a translation by Magnus Gustaf Retzius (1842 - 1919) , "För någon", 1872 GER

Text added to the website: 2003-11-19.

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Mein Herz ist schwer, Gott sei's geklagt

Language: German

Mein Herz ist schwer, Gott sei's geklagt,
Mein Herz ist schwer für Einen.
O Gott, eine lange Winternacht
Könnt' wachen ich für Einen!
O Leid, für Einen!
O Freud', für Einen!
Die ganze Welt könnt' ich durchziehn für Einen!

Ihr Mächte, reiner Liebe hold,
O lächelt mild auf Einen!
Schützt vor Gefahr ihn, bringt gesund
Zurück mir meinen Einen!
O Leid, für Einen!
O Freud', für Einen!
Ich tät' - o Gott, was tät' ich nicht für Einen?



Authorship

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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)

Text added to the website: 2010-03-12.