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Language: Swedish (Svenska)

Jag gråter blodiga tårar,
de falla för synder och sorg,
för allt som sårat, som sårar
mitt hjärtas sargade borg.

På ingen jag skyller mitt öde;
jag följer min lefnads ström
och rusar med eget flöde
från boja, stängsel och töm.

Jag utan beräkning vänder
till baka till jordens famn
och skrattar vid afgudabränder
åt ära, rykte och namn.

Translation(s): FIN FRE GER

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Confirmed with Ernst Josephson, Svarta Rosor och Gula, C. & E. Gernandts Förlags Aktiebolag, Stockholm, 1901, page 112.

Submitted by Pierre Mathé [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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Minä", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Moi", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-06-18.
Last modified: 2014-09-16 09:31:26
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Word count: 59

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Language: French (Français) after the Swedish (Svenska)

Je pleure des larmes de sang
qui coulent pour les péchés et les chagrins,
pour tout ce qui blessa, tout ce qui blesse
le rempart de mon cœur déchiré.

Je ne puis reprocher mon destin à quiconque ;
je suis le torrent de ma vie
et évite avec un singulier débordement
chaîne, barrière et guide.

Je retourne sans calcul
au sein de la terre
et près des flammes idolâtres, je ris
des honneurs, renommées et titres.

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Text added to the website: 2014-09-16.
Last modified: 2014-09-16 09:32:01
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Word count: 76