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Language: German

Stell auf den Tisch die duftenden Reseden,
  Die letzten roten Astern trag herbei,
Und laß uns wieder von der Liebe reden,
    Wie einst im Mai.

Gib mir die Hand, daß ich sie heimlich drücke
  Und wenn man's sieht, mir ist es einerlei,
Gib mir nur einen deiner süßen Blicke,
    Wie einst im Mai.

Es blüht und [funkelt]1 heut auf jedem Grabe,
  Ein Tag im [Jahre ist den]2 Toten frei,
Komm an mein Herz, daß ich dich wieder habe,
    Wie einst im Mai.


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1 Strauss: "duftet"
2 Strauss, Thuille: "Jahr ist ja den"


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 French, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown DUT ENG POR ITA SPA [text unavailable]
    * by Eduard Lassen (1830 - 1904) , "Jour des trépassés", op. 85 (Sechs Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianofortebegleitung) no. 3, published 1900 [mezzo-soprano and piano], Brüssel, Schott, also set in German

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "All Souls' Day", copyright ©
    * DUT Dutch (Jelle Leistra) , "Alle zielen", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * SPA Spanish (Abel Alamillo Fernández) , "El día de todos los santos", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Giorno dei morti", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * POR Portuguese (Alexandre Trovon) , "O Dia de Todos os Santos", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English [singable] (Peter Low) , "All Souls' Day", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Jour des morts", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "All Souls' Day", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , "All Souls' Day", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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