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Ich log! Ich log! Ich bin nicht alt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich log! Ich log! Ich bin nicht alt,
Ich bin nicht satt vom Leben,
Mir macht jede schöne Frauengestalt
Noch Puls und Gedanken erbeben.

Mir träumt noch von Weibern heiß und nackt,
Von guten und von schlechten,
Von wilder Walzer brillantem Takt
Und von verliebten Nächten.

Mir träumt von einer Liebe sogar,
Einer schweigsam schönen und reinen,
Wie jene erste, heilige war,
Und ich kann noch um sie weinen.

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 119.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-09-21.
Last modified: 2018-08-25 17:03:18
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Word count: 69

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J'ai menti ! J'ai menti ! Je ne suis pas...

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

J'ai menti ! J'ai menti ! Je ne suis pas vieux,
Je ne suis pas blasé de la vie,
À chaque belle silhouette de femme
Mon pouls et mes pensées tressaillent encore.

Je rêve encore à des femmes chaudes et nues,
À des bonnes et à des mauvaises,
Au rythme brillant de valses endiablées
Et à des nuits enamourées.

Je rêve même d'un amour,
Silencieux, beau et pur,
Sacré, comme le fut le premier,
Et je peux encore pleurer sur lui.

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Translations of title(s):
"Ich log" = "J'ai menti"
"Ich log! Ich log! Ich bin nicht alt" = "J'ai menti ! J'ai menti ! Je ne suis pas vieux"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2019 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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Text added to the website: 2019-02-08.
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