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Es stehen unbeweglich

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es stehen unbeweglich
die Sterne in ihrer Höh',
viel tausend Jahr, und schauen
sich an mit Liebesweh.

Sie sprechen eine Sprache,
die ist so reich, so schön;
doch keiner der Philologen
kann diese Sprache verstehn.

Ich aber hab sie gelernet,
und ich vergesse sie nicht;
mir diente als Grammatik
der Herzallerliebsten Gesicht.


Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE RUS

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 116.


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

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Elles sont là, immobiles

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Elles sont là, immobiles,
Les étoiles au firmament,
Depuis plusieurs milliers d'années
Elle se regardent avec le mal d'amour.

Elles parlent un langage
Très riche et très beau,
Mais aucun philologue
Ne peut comprendre ce langage.

Mais moi je l'ai appris,
Et ne l'ai pas oublié ;
J'en ai appris la grammaire
Sur le visage de l'élue de mon cœur.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 8 ENG ENG RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Don Forsythe, Olivier Greif, Johanna Kinkel, née Mockel, Henry J. Lautz, Charles Fonteyn Manney, Montague Fawcett Phillips, Theodor Raillard, Oscar Strasnoy. Go to the text.

 

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