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Zwei sentimentale-ironische Lieder

Word count: 118

Song Cycle by Fabio Nieder (b. 1957)

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1. Die Jahre kommen und gehen [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): DAN ENG ENG FRE ITA

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Die Jahre kommen und gehen,
Geschlechter steigen ins Grab,
doch nimmer vergeht die Liebe,
die ich im Herzen hab.

Nur einmal noch möcht ich dich sehen,
und sinken vor dir aufs Knie,
und sterbend zu dir sprechen:
Madame, ich liebe Sie!


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2. Es fällt ein Stern herunter [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE FRE FRE FRE RUS

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Walter Meyer) , "A star is tumbling downward", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 59, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Es fällt ein Stern herunter
Aus seiner funkelnden Höh;
Das ist der Stern der Liebe,
Den ich dort fallen seh.
 
Es fallen vom Apfelbaume,
Der [weißen]1 Blätter [so]2 viel,
Es kommen die neckenden [Lüfte]3,
Und treiben damit ihr Spiel.
 
Es singt der Schwan im [Weiher]4,
Und rudert auf und ab,
Und immer leiser singend,
Taucht er ins Flutengrab.
 
Es ist so still und dunkel!
Verweht ist Blatt und Blüt',
Der Stern ist knisternd zerstoben,
Verklungen das Schwanenlied.


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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 163.

1 Backer-Grøndahl, Cui, Gernsheim, Pfitzner: "Blüten und"
2 omitted by Backer-Grøndahl
3 Gernsheim: "Winde"
4 Gernsheim: "Wasser"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]

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