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The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

Á la sombra de mis cabellos

Language: Spanish

Á la sombra de mis cabellos
mi querido se adurmió:
si le recordaré ó no?

Peinaba yo mis cabellos
con cuidado cada dia,
y el viento los esparcia
revolviéndose con ellos
y á su soplo y sombra de ellos
mi querido se adurmió:
si le recordaré ó no?

Diceme que le da pena
el ser en extremo ingrata,
que le da vida y le mata
esta mi color morena,
y llamándome sirena
él junto á mí se adurmió:
si le recordaré ó no?



Translation(s): GER

Submitted by Sharon Krebs

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Set in German, a translation by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914) , no title, from Spanisches Liederbuch, in 2. Weltliche Lieder, no. 25 DUT ENG FRE

Text added to the website: 2008-06-14.

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In dem Schatten meiner Locken

Language: German

In dem Schatten meiner Locken
Schlief mir mein Geliebter ein.
Weck' ich ihn nun auf? -- Ach nein!

Sorglich strählt' ich meine krausen
Locken täglich in der Frühe,
Doch umsonst ist meine Mühe,
Weil die Winde sie zerzausen.
Lockenschatten, Windessausen
Schläferten den Liebsten ein.
Weck' ich ihn nun auf? -- Ach nein!

Hören muß ich, wie ihn gräme,
Daß er schmachtet schon so lange,
Daß ihm Leben [geb' und nehme]1
Diese meine braune Wange,
Und er nennt mich seine Schlange,
Und doch schlief er bei mir ein.
Weck' ich ihn nun auf? -- Ach nein!



Translation(s): ENG FRE DUT

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Confirmed with Spanisches Liederbuch von Emanuel Geibel und Paul Heyse, Berlin, Verlag von Wilhelm Herz, 1852, p. 57.

1 Brahms: "gäb und nähme"

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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):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In the shadow of my tresses", copyright ©
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Spaans lied", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission NEW!

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