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Sie haben dir viel erzählet

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sie haben dir viel erzählet
Und haben viel geklagt;
Doch was meine Seele gequälet;
Das haben sie nicht gesagt.

Sie machten ein großes Wesen
Und schüttelten kläglich das Haupt;
Sie nannten mich den Bösen,
Und du hast alles geglaubt.

Jedoch das Allerschlimmste,
Das haben sie nicht gewußt;
Das Schlimmste und das Dümmste,
Das trug ich geheim in der Brust.

Das Schlimmste, du Glaubensvolle,
Das Dümmste, du gläubiges Kind,
Das war die Liebe, die tolle,
Die toll mich machte und blind.

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 130.

Note: the fourth stanza was not present in the first editions.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and 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)

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

Text added to the website: 2008-04-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-12-02 19:55:42

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Ils t'ont raconté beaucoup de choses

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

Ils t'ont raconté beaucoup de choses
Et se sont beaucoup plaints ;
Mais ce qui torturait mon âme,
Ils n'en ont rien dit.

Ils ont fait grand bruit
Et agité leur triste figure ;
Ils m'appelaient le méchant,
Et tu as tout cru.

Pourtant, le pire de tout,
Ils ne l'ont pas su ;
Le pire et le plus idiot,
Je le garde secret dans mon cœur.

Le pire, toi si crédule,
Le plus idiot, toi si naïve,
C'était l'amour, fou,
Qui m'a rendu fou et aveugle.

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Text added to the website: 2016-12-02 00:00:00.

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