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Anfangs wollt' ich fast verzagen

Language: German

Anfangs wollt' ich fast verzagen,
und ich glaubt', ich trüg' es nie;
und ich hab' es doch getragen -
aber fragt mich nur nicht, wie?



Translation(s): ENG ITA FRE FIN POL DUT ENG

Poem headed with An Carl v. U Ins Stammbuch

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 Polish, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown DUT ENG ITA FRE FIN [text unavailable]
    * by Wilhelm Czerwinski (1837 - 1893) , "Z glebin serca wydrzéc che atem", op. 16 (Drei Lieder für Mezzo-Sopran (oder Bariton) mit Pianoforte) no. 2, published 1875 [mezzo-soprano or baritone and piano], Wien, Ludewig & Schmidt, also set in German
Set in English, a translation by Maude Valérie White (1855 - 1937) , "At first I thought I should despair" DUT ITA FRE FIN POL
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "At first I almost despaired", copyright ©
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "All'inizio stavo per scoraggiarmi", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Au début, j'étais presque découragé", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FIN Finnish (Erkki Pullinen) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "In 't begin wou 'k haast versagen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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