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Ein Liederbuch nach Gedichten von Heinrich Heine, Abteilung I

Word count: 365

Song Cycle by Wilhelm Killmayer (1927 - 2017)

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1. Gekommen ist der Maie [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): BAQ ENG FRE FRE ITA POL SPA

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le mois de mai est arrivé", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Gekommen ist der Maie,
Die Blumen und Bäume blühn,
Und durch die Himmelsbläue
Die [rosigen]1 Wolken ziehn.

Die [Nachtigallen]2 singen
Herab aus [der laubigen]3 Höh,
Die weißen Lämmer springen
Im weichen grünen Klee.

[Ich kann nicht singen und springen]4,
Ich liege krank im Gras;
Ich höre fernes Klingen,
Mir träumt, ich weiß nicht was.


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1 Curschmann: "ros'gen"
2 Curschmann: "lust'gen Vöglein"
3 Curschmann: "luftiger"
4 Curschmann: "Doch ich kann nicht springen und singen"

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2. Allnächtlich im Traume seh' ich dich [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG FIN FRE FRE GRE HEB ITA SPA

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Totes les nits et veig en somnis", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Waar ben ik? Een kelder. Daar brandt licht!", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "Nightly I see you in my dreaming", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 56, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Κάθε νύχτα, σε βλέπω σε όνειρο", 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
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Tutte le notti in sogno", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Todas las noches te veo en sueños", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Allnächtlich im Traume seh' ich dich
Und sehe dich freundlich grüßen,
Und laut aufweinend stürz' ich mich
Zu deinen süßen Füßen.

Du [siehst]1 mich an wehmütiglich
Und schüttelst das blonde Köpfchen;
Aus deinen Augen schleichen sich  
Die Perlentränentröpfchen.

Du [sagst]2 mir heimlich ein leises Wort
Und gibst mir den Strauß von Zypressen.
Ich wache auf, und der Strauß ist fort,
[Und das]3 Wort hab' ich vergessen.


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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 160.

1 Schumann: "siehest"
2 Franz: "sagest"
3 Mendelssohn, Schumann: "Und 's"

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3. Ich hab' im Traum geweinet [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): BAQ CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FIN FRE FRE FRE FRE FRE FRE GRE HEB HEB IRI ITA ITA RUS RUS SPA SPA SWE SWE UKR

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "He plorat en somnis", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Ik droomde dat je dood was", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Al dromend moest ik huilen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "I wept in my dream", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 55, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Έκλαψα στο όνειρό μου", 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) , "Ho pianto in sogno", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "He llorado en sueños", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Ich hab' im [Traum]1 geweinet,
Mir träumte, du lägest im Grab.
Ich wachte auf, und die Träne 
Floß noch von der Wange herab.

Ich hab' im Traum geweinet,
Mir träumt', du verließest mich.
Ich wachte auf, und ich weinte
Noch lange bitterlich.

Ich hab' im Traum geweinet,
Mir träumte, du [wär'st mir noch]2 gut.
Ich wachte auf, und noch immer
Strömt meine Tränenflut.


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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 159.

1 Franz: "Traume", passim.
2 Loewe: "bliebest mir"

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4. Dein Angesicht [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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

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Dein Angesicht so lieb und schön,
Das hab' ich jüngst im Traum gesehn,
Es ist so mild und engelgleich,
Und doch so bleich, so [schmerzenbleich]1.

Und nur die Lippen, die sind rot;
Bald aber küßt sie bleich der Tod.
Erlöschen wird das Himmelslicht,
Das aus den frommen Augen bricht.


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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 114.

1 Schumann: "schmerzenreich" (full of pain)

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5. Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE FRE GRE HEB IRI ITA SPA

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "En un lluminós matí d'estiu", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Een zwoelige zomermorgen", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Op 'n stralende zomermorgen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "On a shining summer morning", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (John Todhunter) , "Poetical idea", first published <<1907
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 45, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Ένα ηλιόλουστο καλοκαιριάτ_", 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) , "Una luminosa mattina d'estate", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "En una luminosa mañana de verano", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen
Geh' ich im Garten herum.
Es flüstern und sprechen die Blumen,
[Ich aber, ich wandle stumm.]1

Es flüstern und sprechen die Blumen,
Und [schaun]2 mitleidig mich an:
Sei [unserer]3 Schwester nicht böse,
Du trauriger blasser Mann.


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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 150.

1 R. Schumann follows Heine's original version: "Ich aber wandle stumm".
2 Franz: "schauen"
3 Franz, R. Schumann: "unsrer"

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6. Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FIN FRE FRE GRE HEB ITA SPA SWE

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman) , "Death is the cool night", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • ENG English [singable] (Daniel Platt) , "O Death, that is the cooling night", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Milla Valkeasuo) , "Kuolema on kylmä yö", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Ελενη Θεοδωριδου) , "Ο θάνατος είναι η κρύα νύχτα", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "המוות דומה ללילה הקריר", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "La morte è una notte fresca", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Sergio Sarano) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht,
Das Leben ist der schwüle Tag.
Es dunkelt schon, mich schläfert,
Der Tag hat mich müd gemacht.

Über mein Bett erhebt sich ein Baum,
Drin singt die junge Nachtigall;
Sie singt von lauter Liebe -
Ich hör es sogar im Traum.


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7. Ich hatte einst ein schönes Vaterland [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CZE ENG ENG RUS UKR

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Once I had a wonderful homeland", copyright ©


Ich hatte einst ein schönes Vaterland. 
Der Eichenbaum 
Wuchs dort so hoch, die Veilchen nickten sanft. 
Es war ein Traum. 

Das küßte mich auf deutsch, und sprach auf deutsch 
(Man glaubt es kaum,
Wie gut es klang) das Wort: "ich liebe dich!" 
Es war ein Traum.


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