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Kennst du das auch?

Language: German (Deutsch)

Kennst du das auch, daß manches Mal
Inmitten einer lauten Lust,
Bei einem Fest, in einem frohen Saal,
Du plötzlich schweigen und hinweggehn mußt? 

Denn legst du dich aufs Lager ohne Schlaf
Wie Einer, den ein plötzlich Heimweh traf;
Lust und Gelächter ist verstiebt wie Rauch,
Du weinst, weinst ohne Halt -- Kennst du das auch?


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 91.


Submitted by John Versmoren and Sharon Krebs [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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Do you, too, know that?", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Connais-tu aussi", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2018-12-03 07:59:32
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Connais‑tu aussi

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

Connais-tu aussi certaines fois où,
Au milieu d'une joie intense,
Au cours d'une fête, dans une salle en liesse,
Tu fais soudain silence et dois t'en aller ?

Tu restes alors sans sommeil sur ta couche
Comme quelqu'un frappé soudain par le mal du pays ;
Joie et rire se sont dissipés comme fumée,
Et tu pleures sans cesse –
Connais-tu aussi cela ?


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Kennst du das auch?", written 1901 ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Hermann Grabner, Erwin Hauff, Otto Jochum, Leo Kieslich, Erich Kirschner, Immo Schneider, Othmar Schoeck, Carl von Szelle. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2017-03-06.
Last modified: 2017-03-06 04:20:30
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Word count: 64