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Kein Feuer, keine Kohle kann brennen so...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Kein Feuer, keine Kohle kann brennen so heiß
Als heimliche Liebe, von der niemand nicht weiß.

Keine Rose, keine Nelke kann blühen so schön,
Als wenn zwei verliebte Seelen so bei einander stehn.

Setze du mir einen Spiegel ins Herz mir hinein,
Damit du kannst sehen, wie so treu ich es mein'!

Translation(s): DUT FRE

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Aucun feu, aucun charbon ne peut brûler aussi fort", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Geen vuurhaard en geen steenkool kan...

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Geen vuurhaard en geen steenkool kan branden zo heet
Als heim’lijke liefde, waarvan niemand iets weet.
Geen roosje en geen anjer kan bloeien zo fijn
Als [wanneer twee verliefde]1 zielen met elkander samen zijn.
Zet jij gerust een spiegel in ‘t hart mij meteen,
Zodat je zelf zien kunt, hoe oprecht ik het meen!

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Translation of title "Heimliche Liebe" = "Heimelijke liefde"
1 In Brahms' WoO 38 elke lettergreep zingen op een achtste noot


  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2015 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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  • a text in German (Deutsch) from Volkslieder (Folksongs) FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Brahms, George Henschel, Johann Heuchemer, Ferdinand Horn , Franz Knappe, Carl Laue, Albert Levinsohn, Erik Meyer-Helmund, Heinrich Zöllner. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2015-12-14 00:00:00.

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