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Und wüßten's die Blumen, die kleinen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Und wüßten's die Blumen, die kleinen,
Wie tief verwundet mein Herz,
Sie würden mit mir weinen,
Zu heilen meinen Schmerz.

Und wüßten's die Nachtigallen,
Wie ich so traurig und krank,
Sie ließen fröhlich erschallen
Erquickenden Gesang.

Und wüßten sie mein Wehe,
Die [goldnen]1 Sternelein,
Sie kämen aus ihrer Höhe,
Und sprächen Trost mir ein.

[Die]2 alle können's nicht wissen,
Nur [eine]3 kennt meinen Schmerz;
[Sie]4 hat ja selbst zerrissen,
Zerrissen mir das Herz.


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

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 128.

1 Schumann: "goldenen"
2 Schumann: "Sie"
3 Mendelssohn-Hensel: "einer"
4 Mendelssohn-Hensel: "Er"

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

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "I si les flors, les petites, sabessin", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "En stel dat de bloemetjes raadden", copyright © 2000, (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) , "And if the blooms - the small ones - knew", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Alma Strettell) , "Und wüßten's die Blumen, die kleinen", appears in Poems Selected from Heinrich Heine, ed. by Kate Freiligrath Kroeker, London: Walter Scott, Limited, page 64, first published 1887
  • 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. 22, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Κι αν τα μικρά λουλούδια γνώρ&", 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 © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Se sapessero i fiorellini", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Si supieran las florecitas", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Ki an ta mikra luloydia gnōr&

Language: Greek (Ελληνικά) after the German (Deutsch)

Ki an ta mikra luloydia gnōrizan
poso echei plēgōthei ē kardia mu,
tha eklaigan mazi mu
gia na giatreysun ton pono mu.

Ki an ta aēdonia gnōrizan
poso thlimmenos kai arrōstos eimai
tha tragudoysan ena charoymeno tragoydi
gia n’ apalynun to basanistērio mu.

Ki an gnōrizan ton pono mu
ta mikra chrysaphenia astra
tha katebainan ap’ to stereōma
gia na mu dōsun ligē elpida.

Kaneis omōs den mporei na gnōrizei:
mia mono gnōrizei ton pono mu.
giati autē ē idia echei schisei, 
echei schisei me ta cheria tēs, tēn kardia mu.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Greek (Ελληνικά) copyright © 2013 by Effimia Gianniou, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 22 CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG FIN FRE FRE HEB IRI ITA RUS SPA ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE ITA SWE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Karl Edmund Robert Alberti, Evgenii Fedorovich Alenev, Johann Bernhard André, Ferdinand Gottfried Baake, Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, Francis Edward Bache, Ernst Bacon, Moritz Bernard, Carl August Bertelsmann, Karl Friedrich Theodor Berthold, John Böie, János Bókay, Oskar Bolck, Frederick Brandeis, R. von Buddenbrock-Hettersdorff, Vladimir, Fürst Castriota-Scanderbeg, L. Deland, Bernard van Dieren, Heinrich Dorn, Otto Johann Anton Dütsch, Ludwig Ebert, Johann Wolfgang von Ehrenstein, Rosalind Frances Ellicott, Th. Elze, Christian Fink, Hermann Finzenhagen, Wilhelm Fischer, Don Forsythe, Robert Franz, Albert Fuchs, Johann Wilhelm Gabrielski, Heinrich Gelhaar, A. Genser, Richard von Gericke, Rudolf Gernlein, Heinrich Grosholz, Johann Benjamin Gross, Ludwig Grünberger, Friedrich Wilhelm Grund, Alfred Grünfeld, Henry Kimball Hadley, Gustav Haeser, Ivar Hallström, Ludwig Hartmann, Johann von Haszlinger, Robert Hermann, Ferdinand Hummel, John [Jacques] Jacobsson, Carl Kammerlander, Helene Kempner, O. K. Klemm, August Friedrich Martin Klughardt, Kreibich, Franz Krežma, Paul Kuczynski, Georg Karl Kulenkamp, Julius Lammers, Josephine Lang, Daniël de Lange, Gustav Langer, Reinbert de Leeuw, Amandus Leopold Leidgebel, A. E. Leipoldt, Heinrich Lemcke, Leopold Lenz, Albert von Lenz, W. Levermann, W. Lewermann, Carl Lührss, Max von Lüttwitz, Carl Major, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (misattributed), Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Richard Metzdorff, Carl Montag, Moritz Moszkowski, Elise Müller, Carl Nawratil, Victor Ernst Nessler, Gary Noland, Hermann Nürnberg, R. A. Pfennig, Edna Frida Pietsch, F. L. von Plessen, Dávid Popper, Friedrich August Pott, Proteininsky, Egon Pütz, Joachim Raff, Alexander Reichardt, Gustav Reichardt, Alfred Reisenauer, Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, August Reiter, Martin Roeder, Peter Schram, Josef Schreier, H. R. Schröder, Robert Schumann, Karl Heinrich August Siemers, A. von Sigmond, Josef Otto af Sillén, Wilhelm Stehle, Carl Stein, Julius Stern, Oscar Strasnoy, Leopold Suchsland, Madame Terminska, Sigismund Thalberg, Otto Tiehsen, Th. Trendelenburg, Wenzel Heinrich Veit, William Vincent Wallace, Severin Warteresiewicz, Arnold Wehner, Hermann Wichmann, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, Heinrich Rudolph Willmers, Rudolf Wurmb, Max Zenger, E. Zimmermann. Go to the text.

 

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