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Herz und Uhr

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich kam vom stillen Friedhof
Von meiner stillen Braut;
Ich sehnte mich auf mein Stübchen;
Es war auf der Gasse so laut.

Im Stübchen da ist's ruhig;
Zwei Wesen regen sich nur:
Das ist der Schlag des Herzens,
Das ist der Schlag der Uhr.

Sie schlagen beide matter,
Die Uhr und auch das Herz;
Die Uhr ist stehen geblieben.
Warum nicht auch das Herz?

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Heart and clock", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-05-06.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:21
Line count: 12
Word count: 64

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Heart and clock

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I came from the silent cemetery
From my silent bride;
I yearned to be in my chamber;
It was so loud on the street.

It is peaceful in my little chamber;
Only two things are moving:
One is the beating of my heart,
The other is the ticking of the clock.

They both pulse more feebly,
The clock and also my heart;
The clock has stopped.
Why not also my heart?

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Rädern
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Christian Wilhelm Häser. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-11-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:23
Line count: 12
Word count: 71