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Vergiftet sind meine Lieder;

Language: German (Deutsch)

Vergiftet sind meine Lieder; -
Wie könnt es anders sein?
Du hast mir ja Gift gegossen
Ins blühende Leben hinein.

Vergiftet sind meine Lieder; -
Wie könnt es anders sein?
Ich trag' im Herzen viel Schlangen,
Und dich, Geliebte mein.


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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 155.

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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Poisoned are my songs", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Mes chants sont empoisonnés", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "As minhas canções estão envenenadas", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2016-12-02 21:15:43
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Mes chansons sont empoisonnées –

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

Mes chansons sont empoisonnées –
Comment pourrait-il en être autrement ?
Puisque tu as versé du poison
Dans la fleur de mon âge.

Mes chansons sont empoisonnées –
Comment pourrait-il en être autrement ?
Je porte en mon cœur bien des serpents,
Et toi, ma bien-aimée.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2016 by Pierre Mathé, (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 Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 51 ENG IRI POR RUS SPA ENG HEB RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Akhilles Nikolayevich Alferaki, Karl Oskar Alwin, Nikolai Vasil'yevich Artsybushev, Victor Boos von Waldeck, ?, Bopp von Oberstadt, Gräfin, Stephanie Brand-Vrabely, Gräfin Wurmbrand, Nicola Dmitrieff, Johann Wolfgang von Ehrenstein, Catharinus Elling, O. Esfonde, Miriam Gideon, Olivier Greif, Joseph Hellmesberger, jun., Hedwig Hertz, Bo Holten, Rudolf Horwitz, Andrés Isasi Linares, Franz Liszt, Vincenz Angelo Loos, Franz Mannstaedt, Ernest Nikolayevich Merten, Hendrik Arnoldus Meyroos, Victor Ernst Nessler, Ernst Otto Nodnagel, Alexander Salomonovich Rasmadse, Jakob Rosenhain, Richard Schmidt, Othmar Schoeck, Nikolay Vladimirovich Shcherbachev, Wolfgang Ulrich, Joel Weiss. Go to the text.


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