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Mein süßes Lieb, wenn du im Grab

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mein süßes Lieb, wenn du im Grab,
Im dunkeln Grab wirst liegen,
Dann will ich steigen zu dir hinab,
Und will mich an dich schmiegen.

Ich küsse, [umschlinge und]1  presse dich wild,
Du Stille, du Kalte, du Bleiche!
Ich jauchze, ich zittre, ich weine mild,
Ich werde selber zur Leiche.

Die Toten stehn auf, die Mitternacht ruft,
Sie tanzen im luftigen Schwarme;
Wir beide bleiben in der Gruft,
Ich liege in deinem Arme.

Die Toten stehn auf, der Tag des Gerichts
Ruft sie zu Qual und Vergnügen;
Wir beide bekümmern uns um nichts,
Und bleiben umschlungen liegen.


Translation(s): DAN ENG ENG FRE FRE FRE ROM

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 136.

1 Hetsch: "umschlinge, ich"

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

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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)

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Mon doux amour, lorsque dans la tombe

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

Mon doux amour, lorsque dans la tombe,
Dans la tombe noire tu seras,
Je veux descendre vers toi,
Et je veux me serrer contre toi.

Je t'embrasse, t'enlace et te serre passionnément,
Toi, Silencieuse,froide, blême !
J'exulte, je frissonne et pleure doucement,
Je deviens moi-même cadavre.

Les morts se lèvent à l'appel de minuit,
Ils dansent, formant un essaim aérien ;
Nous restons tous deux dans le caveau,
Je suis étendu dans tes bras.

Les morts se lèvent, le jour du jugement
Les appelle pour les tourments et les plaisirs ;
Tous deux, nous ne nous soucions de rien
Et restons allongés enlacés.


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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. 32 DAN ENG ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Blagoje Bersa, Franz Blumenberg, Johann Wolfgang von Ehrenstein, Catharinus Elling, Paolo Felis, Martin Gehrigk, Olivier Greif, Karl Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, Rudolf Horwitz, Carl Isenmann, Arno Kleffel, Amandus Leopold Leidgebel, Joseph Pembaur, Joachim Raff, Alexander Rapoport, Max Renner, Korstiaan Stougie, Joel Weiss, Eduard Ritter von Welz. Go to the text.

 

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