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The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

Die Verschwiegenen

Language: German

Ich habe wohl, es sei hier laut
Vor aller Welt verkündigt,
Gar vielen heimlich anvertraut,
Was du an mir gesündigt.1

Ich sagt's dem ganzen Blumenheer,
Dem Veilchen sagt' ich's stille,
Der Rose laut und lauter der
Großäugigen Kamille.

Doch hat's dabei noch keine Not,
Bleib' munter nur und heiter,
Die es gewußt, sind alle tot,
Und sagen's nicht mehr weiter.



Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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1 Strauss ends this stanza with a semi-colon.

Authorship

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):
    * ENG English (Judith Kellock) , "The discreet ones", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Les discrets", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Confidenti discreti", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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