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Es stehen unbeweglich

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es stehen unbeweglich
die Sterne in ihrer Höh',
viel tausend Jahr, und schauen
sich an mit Liebesweh.

Sie sprechen eine Sprache,
die ist so reich, so schön;
doch keiner der Philologen
kann diese Sprache verstehn.

Ich aber hab sie gelernet,
und ich vergesse sie nicht;
mir diente als Grammatik
der Herzallerliebsten Gesicht.


Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE RUS

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 116.


Submitted by Emily Ezust and Pierre Mathé

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The stars

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

For a thousand years the stars
Stay quiet in the skies,
And ever at each other gaze
With wistful loving eyes.

The words they speak together
Are beautiful and grand,
Yet not the wisest scholar
Their speech may understand.

But I have read and learnt it,
And know it evermore,
The face of my belovèd
Reveal'd to me their lore.


Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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. 8 FRE FRE RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Don Forsythe, Olivier Greif, Johanna Kinkel, Henry J. Lautz, Charles Fonteyn Manney, Montague Fawcett Phillips, Theodor Raillard, Oscar Strasnoy. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2009-03-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
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