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Zwölf Romanzen

Word count: 126

Song Cycle by Aleksandr Tikhonovich Gretchaninov (1864 - 1956)

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2. Hör' ich nur das Liedchen klingen [ sung text not verified ]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT CZE DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FIN FRE FRE FRE FRE GRE HEB IRI ITA ITA NOR SPA

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Quan sento la cançoneta", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Hoor nou 's wat ze zingen", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Hoor ik het liedje zingen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "I hear the dear song sounding", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Kun kuulen laulun soivan", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 40, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Όταν ακούω το τραγούδι που", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (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) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Sento risuonare la canzone", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Cuando escucho la canción", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Hör' ich das Liedchen klingen,
Das einst die Liebste sang,
[So will mir die Brust]1 zerspringen
[Vor]2 wildem [Schmerzendrang.]3

[Es treibt mich]4 ein dunkles Sehnen
Hinauf zur Waldeshöh',
Dort löst sich auf in Tränen
Mein übergroßes Weh'.


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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 145.

1 Meyerbeer: "Will mir das Herz"
2 Schumann: "Von"
3 Franz: "Schmerzensdrang"
4 Meyerbeer: "Mich treibt"

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6. Und wenn du erst, mein Kind, mein ehlich Weib wirst sein [ sung text not verified ]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG FRE RUS

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Und bist du erst mein ehlich Weib,
Dann bist du zu beneiden,
Dann lebst du in lauter Zeitvertreib,
In lauter Pläsier und Freuden.

Und wenn du schiltst und wenn du tobst,
Ich werd es geduldig leiden;
Doch wenn du meine Verse nicht lobst,
Laß ich mich von dir scheiden.


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10. Im Briefe [ sung text not verified ]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): FRE

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Der Brief, den du geschrieben,
Er macht mich gar nicht bang;
Du willst mich nicht mehr lieben,
Aber dein Brief ist lang.

Zwölf Seiten, eng und zierlich!
Ein kleines Manuskript!
Man schreibt nicht so ausführlich,
Wenn man den Abschied gibt.


Submitted by Emily Ezust

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