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Liebste, sollst mir heute sagen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Liebste, sollst mir heute sagen:
Bist du nicht ein Traumgebild,
Wies in schwülen Sommertagen
Aus dem Hirn des Dichters quillt?

Aber nein, ein solches Mündchen,
Solcher Augen Zauberlicht,
Solch ein liebes, süßes Kindchen,
Das erschafft der Dichter nicht.

Basilisken und Vampire,
Lindenwürm und Ungeheur,
Solche schlimmen Fabeltiere
Die erschafft des Dichters Feur.

Aber dich und deine Tücke,
Und dein holdes Angesicht,
Und die falschen frommen Blicke -
Das erschafft der Dichter nicht.


Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE

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About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 124.


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

Authorship


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):


Text added to the website: 2007-10-16.
Last modified: 2016-12-02 19:31:30
Line count: 16
Word count: 72

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Très chère, tu dois aujourd'hui me dire

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

Très chère, tu dois aujourd'hui me dire
Que tu n'es pas l'image d'un rêve
Qui pendant la touffeur des jours d'été
Jaillit du cerveau du poète.

Mais non, une telle petite bouche,
De tels yeux à la lumière ensorcelante,
Une telle enfant, aimante et douce,
Le poète ne les crée pas.

Basilics et vampires
Dragons et monstres,
De tels animaux fabuleux,
Le feu du poète les crée.

Mais toi et ta perfidie,
Et ton gracieux visage,
Et tes faux airs d'innocence –
Le poète ne les crée pas.


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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. 16 ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ferdinand Gottfried Baake, Don Forsythe, J. Ch. W. Hahn, Arthur Hervey, S. Lustgarten, John Müller-Wieland, Karl Heinrich August Siemers, Korstiaan Stougie, Marcel Tyberg, Anton Urspruch. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2016-12-02.
Last modified: 2016-12-02 19:31:41
Line count: 16
Word count: 88