Wohl schön bewandt war es, Op. 52, No. 7 (Johannes Brahms)

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General Information

Title: Wohl schön bewandt war es, Op. 52, No. 7
Larger work: Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Lyricist: Georg Friedrich Daumer

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SecularLied

Language: German
Instruments: Piano 4 hand

First published: 1875
Description: Nr. 7 from Liebeslieder

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Wohl schön bewandt War es vorehe
Mit meinem Leben, Mit meiner Liebe;
Durch eine Wand, Ja, durch zehn Wände,
Erkannte mich Des Freundes Sehe;
Doch jetzo, wehe, Wenn ich dem Kalten
Auch noch so dicht Vor’m Auge stehe,
Es merkt’s sein Auge, Sein Herze nicht.

English.png English translation

How very pleasant it used to be,
both with my life and with my love;
through a wall, even through ten walls,
my friend’s eye noticed me.
Yet now, alas, even if I stand
right in front of the cold one’s eye,
his eye, his heart notice me not.

Translation by Cayuga Vocal Ensemble