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An Chloen

by Franz Schubert

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An Chloen
German source: Johann Georg Jacobi

Bei der Liebe reinsten Flammen 
Glänzt das arme Hüttendach: 
Liebchen! ewig nun beisammen! 
Liebchen! träumend oder wach!

Und wir teilen alle Freuden,
Sonn’ und Mond und Sternenglanz; 
Allen Segen, alles Leiden,
Arbeit und Gebet und Tanz.

So, bei reiner Liebe Flammen, 
Endet sich der schöne Lauf; 
Ruhig schweben wir zusammen, 
Liebchen! Liebchen! himmelan. 

To Chloe
English translation © Richard Wigmore

With the purest flames of love
the humble cottage roof shines. 
Sweetheart, now we are together eternally, 
sweetheart, dreaming or awake!

And we shall share all our joys, 
sun, moon and starlight;
each blessing, each sorrow, 
work, and prayer, and dancing.

Thus, with the flames of pure love, 
shall the fair course end. 
Peacefully we shall float together, 
sweetheart, towards heaven.

An Chloen
German source: Johann Georg Jacobi

To Chloe
English source: Richard Wigmore

Bei der Liebe reinsten Flammen 
With the purest flames of love
Glänzt das arme Hüttendach: 
the humble cottage roof shines. 
Liebchen! ewig nun beisammen! 
Sweetheart, now we are together eternally, 
Liebchen! träumend oder wach!
sweetheart, dreaming or awake!

Und wir teilen alle Freuden,
And we shall share all our joys, 
Sonn’ und Mond und Sternenglanz; 
sun, moon and starlight;
Allen Segen, alles Leiden,
each blessing, each sorrow, 
Arbeit und Gebet und Tanz.
work, and prayer, and dancing.

So, bei reiner Liebe Flammen, 
Thus, with the flames of pure love, 
Endet sich der schöne Lauf; 
shall the fair course end. 
Ruhig schweben wir zusammen, 
Peacefully we shall float together, 
Liebchen! Liebchen! himmelan. 
sweetheart, towards heaven.

Composer

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He…

Poet

Johann Georg Jacobi

Johann Georg Jacobi was a German poet. The elder brother of the philosopher Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Johann Georg was born at Pempelfort near Düsseldorf. He studied theology at Göttingen and jurisprudence at Helmstedt, and was appointed, in 1766,…

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