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2 Gedichte von Heinrich Heine

Word count: 90

Song Cycle by Karl Rankl (1898 - 1968)

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1. Die schlanke Wasserlilie [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE ITA RUS RUS

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "L'esvelt nenúfar", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Lawrence Snyder) , "The slender waterlily", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Quand l'élégante fleur de nénuphar", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Lo snello giglio d'acqua", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


  Die schlanke Wasserlilie
Schaut träumend empor aus dem See;
Da grüßt der Mond herunter
Mit lichtem Liebesweh.

  Verschämt senkt sie [das]1 Köpfchen
Wieder [hinab]2 zu den Welln --
Da sieht sie zu ihren Füßen
Den armen [blassen]3 Geselln.


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Confirmed with: Heinrich Heine’s sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden, herausgegeben von Otto F. Lachmann, Erster Band, Leipzig: Druck und Verlag von Philipp Reclam jun, [1887], page 244

1 Pfitzner: "ihr"
2 Pfitzner: "zurück"
3 omitted by Pfitzner

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2. Es fiel ein Reif [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch) after the German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CZE DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE IRI ITA ITA JPN RUS SWE

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , "Blaublümelein", collected by Arnim and Brentano SWE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Franz Magnus Böhme, Rubin Goldmark, Armin Knab, Robert Konta, Wilhelm Petersen, Joseph Rheinberger, Johan August Söderman. Go to the text.

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (August Matthijs)
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Er viel eens rijp in de lentenacht", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , "There fell a frost on a night of Spring", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache)
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Discese la brina...", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Canzone popolare", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Es fiel ein Reif in der Frühlingsnacht,    
Es fiel auf die [zarten]1 Blaublümelein:
Sie sind verwelket, [verdorrt]2.

Ein Jüngling hatte ein Mädchen lieb;   
Sie flohen heimlich [von]3 Hause fort,
Es [wußt']4 weder Vater noch Mutter.

Sie sind gewandert hin und her,
Sie haben gehabt weder Glück noch Stern,
Sie sind [verdorben, gestorben]5.


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Author's note: Dieses ist ein wirkliches Volkslied, welches ich am Rheine gehört --Heine (Translation: This is a real folksong that I heard on the Rhein)

1 Mendelssohn: "bunten"
2 Hermann, Mendelssohn, Rubinstein, Schumann: "verdorret"
3 Rubinstein: "vom"
4 Hermann: "wusst's"
5 Mendelssohn, C. Schumann: words reversed.

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