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Drei Gesänge

Word count: 174

Song Cycle by Christian Seidel

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1. Ein Wort von deinem Munde [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "One word from your lips", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Ein Wort von deinem Munde,
Das mir herüber klang,
Tönt mir wie eine Kunde
Von goldnem Märchensang.
Durch meine Seele rauschen
Die goldnen Klänge all,
Und alle Tiefen lauschen
Dem süßen Wiederhall.

Ein Blick von deinem Auge,
Mein ganzer Himmel du! 
Bringt mit Versöhnungshauche 
Mein ganzes Herz zur Ruh.
So schicken seelge Mächte 
Vom blauen Himmelsthor 
Durch warme Sommernächte 
Ein leuchtend Meteor.


Confirmed with Otto Roquette, Liederbuch, Stuttgart und Tübingen: J.G. Cotta’scher Verlag, 1852, page 67


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2. Mein Lieb ist eine Nachtigall [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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Mein Lieb ist eine Nachtigall 
Die sich verborgen hält -- 
O sag' mir, lieber Vogler mein,
Wie man die Vöglein stellt.

Mein Lieb, das ist ein scheues Reh
Das jedes Rascheln irrt -- 
O sag' mir, lieber Jäger mein,
Wie man die Rehe kirrt.

Mein Lieb, das ist ein störrig Kind 
Das stets zur Seite sieht -- 
O sag' mir, liebe Mutter mein,
Wie man die Kinder zieht.


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3. Mit schwarzen Segeln segelt mein Schiff [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE ITA ITA ROM

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "With black sails my ship plows", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Con nere vele veleggia la mia nave", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Mit schwarzen Segeln segelt mein Schiff
wohl über das wilde Meer;
du weißt, wie sehr ich traurig bin,
und kränkst mich [noch]1 so schwer.

Dein Herz ist treulos wie der Wind
und flattert hin und her;
mit schwarzen Segeln segelt mein Schiff
wohl über das wilde Meer.


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