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The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

An Chloë

Language: German

Wenn die Lieb' aus deinen blauen,
Hellen, offnen Augen sieht,
Und vor Lust hinein zu schauen
Mir's im Herzen klopft und glüht;

Und ich halte dich und küße
Deine Rosenwangen warm,
Liebes Mädchen, und ich schließe
Zitternd dich in meinem Arm,

Mädchen, Mädchen, und ich drücke
Dich an meinen Busen fest,
Der im letzten Augenblicke
Sterbend nur dich von sich läßt;

Den berauschten Blick umschattet
Eine düstre Wolke mir,
Und ich sitze dann ermattet,
Aber selig neben dir.

Translation(s): ENG ITA NOR CHI DUT FRE


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 (Emily Ezust) , "To Chloë", copyright ©
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "A Cloe", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Til Chloë", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * CHI Chinese (Dan Shen) , "献给克劳艾", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan Chloë", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "À Chloé", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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