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Die Welt ist dumm, die Welt ist blind

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Welt ist dumm, die Welt ist blind,
Wird täglich abgeschmackter!
Sie spricht von dir, mein schönes Kind:
Du hast keinen guten Charakter.

Die Welt ist dumm, die Welt ist blind,
Und dich wird sie immer verkennen;
Sie weiß nicht, wie süß deine Küsse sind,
Und wie sie beseligend brennen.


Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE FRE UKR

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 123.


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)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG UKR by Arturo Buzzi-Peccia.
  • Also set in Ukrainian (Українська), a translation by Maksim Antonivich Slavinsky (1868? - 1945?) ENG FRE by Mykola Vitaliyovych Lysenko.

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


Text added to the website: 2008-02-21.
Last modified: 2016-12-02 19:30:44
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Die Welt ist dumm, die Welt ist blind

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The world is dull, the world is blind
  And daily grows more silly!
It says of you, my lovely child,
  You are not quite a lily.

The world is dull, the world is blind
  And judges in stupid fashion;
It knows not how sweet your kisses are
  And how they burn with passion.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

    [ None yet in the database ]


Text added to the website: 2009-03-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59
Line count: 8
Word count: 53