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The sweetest flower

Language: English

The sweetest flower that blows
I give you as we part:
For you it is a rose,
For me it is my heart.

The fragrance it exhales,
Ah! if you only knew,
Which but in dying fails,
it is my love for you.

The sweetest flower that blows
I give you as we part:
You think it but a rose,
Ah, me! it is my heart.



Translation(s): GER FRE DUT

Submitted by Hanne-Joost Peeters

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * GER German [singable] (F. A. Rockar) , "Die schönste Blume"
    * FRE French [singable] (Frank Valentin Van der Stucken) , "Fleur d'adieu"
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Jos. Van de Vijver) , "De schoonste bloem"

Text added to the website: 2009-02-15.

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De schoonste bloem

Language: Dutch

De schoonste bloem die ik koos,
Bied ik als laatste groet;
Voor u is zij een roos,
Voor mij mijn hart vol gloed!

De geur, die haar ontzweeft,
En 't hart zoo wonder streelt,
Den dood voor eind maar heeft,
Is mijner liefde beeld.

De schoonste bloem die ik koos,
Bied ik als laatste groet;
Voor u is zij een roos,
Voor mij mijn hart vol gloed!



From the Van der Stucken score.

Submitted by Hanne-Joost Peeters

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)

    [ None yet in the database ]


Text added to the website: 2009-02-15.