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Alles, alles in den Wind

by Johannes Brahms From Neue Liebeslieder (1874) Op. 65

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Alles, alles in den Wind
German source: Georg Friedrich Daumer

Alles, alles in den Wind
sagst du mir, du Schmeichler!
Alle samt verloren sind
deine Müh'n, du Heuchler!

Einem andern Fang' zu lieb
stelle deine Falle!
Denn du bist ein loser Dieb,
denn du buhlst um alle!

Everything you tell me
English translation © Richard Stokes

Everything you tell me, flatterer,
is wasted breath!
All your efforts are wasted,
you hypocrite!

Set your snares
for another victim!
For you are a wanton thief,
wooing all and sundry!

Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

Alles, alles in den Wind
German source: Georg Friedrich Daumer

Everything you tell me
English source: Richard Stokes

Alles, alles in den Wind
Everything you tell me, flatterer,
sagst du mir, du Schmeichler!
is wasted breath!
Alle samt verloren sind
All your efforts are wasted,
deine Müh'n, du Heuchler!
you hypocrite!

Einem andern Fang' zu lieb
Set your snares
stelle deine Falle!
for another victim!
Denn du bist ein loser Dieb,
For you are a wanton thief,
denn du buhlst um alle!
wooing all and sundry!

Composer

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna.  Brahms has been considered, by his…

Poet

Georg Friedrich Daumer

Georg Friedrich Daumer was a German poet and philosopher.

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