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Der arme Peter wankt vorbei

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der arme Peter wankt vorbei,
Gar langsam, leichenblaß und scheu.
Es bleiben fast, wie sie ihn sehn,
Die Leute auf der Straße stehn.

Die Mädchen flüstern sich ins Ohr:
"Der stieg wohl aus dem Grab hervor?"
Ach nein, ihr lieben Jungfräulein,
Der steigt erst [ins]1 Grab hinein.

Er hat verloren seinen Schatz,
Drum ist das Grab der beste Platz,
Wo er am besten liegen mag
Und schlafen bis zum jüngsten Tag.


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

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Confirmed with Buch der Lieder von Heinrich Heine, zweiundfünfzigste Auflage (52nd edition), Hamburg, Hoffmann und Campe, 1882, page 53.

1 Schumann: "in das"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


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


This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
  • by Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856), "Der arme Peter", op. 53 (Romanzen und Balladen für Singstimme und Klavier (Heft 3)) no. 3 (1840), published 1845 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Whistling

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Arme Peter III -- De arme Peter sjokt voorbij", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Maurice Dufresne)
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le pauvre Pierre passe en chancelant", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il povero Pietro va avanti con passo incerto", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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El pobre Pedro va vacilante

Language: Spanish (Español) after the German (Deutsch)

El pobre Pedro va vacilante, 
lento, pálido y huraño. 
Y se quedan inmóviles al verlo
las gentes en las calles. 

Las muchachas se dicen al oído:
“Parece recién salido de la tumba”. 
Ah, no, queridas muchachitas, 
realmente hacia la tumba va. 

Pues que ha perdido a su amada, 
su mejor lugar será la tumba, 
en donde cómodo yacerá
y dormirá hasta el juicio final.


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Title of set "Der arme Peter" = "El pobre Pedro"

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Spanish (Español) copyright © 2016 by Saúl Botero Restrepo, (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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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Junge Leiden, in Romanzen, in 4. Der arme Peter, no. 3 DUT ENG FRE ITA FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ludwig Leo Forwerk, Peter Emile Gohr, Friedrich Wilhelm Grund, Georg Kramm, Franz Krežma, Gustav Langer, Heinrich Lemcke, Franz Mair, Alfred Reisenauer, Albert Rubenson, Robert Schumann, Emil Sjögren, Johan August Söderman. Go to the text.

 

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