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Zwei Gedichte von Heinrich Heine

Word count: 125

Song Cycle by E. Lötz

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1. In der Fremde [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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Es treibt [dich]1 fort von Ort zu Ort,
Du weißt nicht mal warum;
Im Winde klingt ein sanftes Wort,
Schaust dich verwundert um.

Die Liebe, die dahinten blieb,
Sie ruft dich sanft zurück:
O komm zurück, ich hab dich lieb,
Du bist mein einz'ges Glück!

Doch weiter, weiter, sonder Rast,
Du darfst nicht stillestehn;
Was du so sehr geliebet hast,
Sollst du nicht wiedersehn.


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1 Marschner, Mayer: "mich"; further changes may exist not shown above.

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2. Wasserfahrt [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Op de boot", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I stood leaning against the mast", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "The voyage"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Voyage en bateau", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Ich stand gelehnet an den Mast,
Und zählte jede Welle.
[Ade!]1 mein schönes Vaterland!
Mein Schiff, das segelt schnelle!

Ich kam schön Liebchens Haus vorbei,
Die Fensterscheiben blinken;
Ich [guck']2 mir fast die Augen aus,
Doch will mir niemand winken.

Ihr Tränen, bleibt mir aus dem Aug',
Daß ich nicht dunkel sehe.
[Mein krankes]3 Herze brich mir nicht
Vor allzugroßem Wehe.


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1 Lachner: "Leb wohl"
2 Lachner: "schau"
3 Pfitzner: "Du armes"

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