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Liebste, sollst mir heute sagen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Liebste, sollst mir heute sagen:
Bist du nicht ein Traumgebild,
Wies in schwülen Sommertagen
Aus dem Hirn des Dichters quillt?

Aber nein, ein solches Mündchen,
Solcher Augen Zauberlicht,
Solch ein liebes, süßes Kindchen,
Das erschafft der Dichter nicht.

Basilisken und Vampire,
Lindenwürm und Ungeheur,
Solche schlimmen Fabeltiere
Die erschafft des Dichters Feur.

Aber dich und deine Tücke,
Und dein holdes Angesicht,
Und die falschen frommen Blicke -
Das erschafft der Dichter nicht.


Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE

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About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 124.


Submitted by Emily Ezust and Pierre Mathé

Authorship


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Text added to the website: 2007-10-16.
Last modified: 2016-12-02 19:31:30
Line count: 16
Word count: 72

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Loved one ‑‑ gladly would I know it

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Loved one -- gladly would I know it, --
Art thou but a vision fair,
Such as in his brain the poet
Loves in summer to prepare?

No! such eyes of magic splendor,
Lips so rosy and so warm,
Such a child, so sweet and tender,
Never did the poet form.

Basilisks and vampyres gory,
Dragons, monsters of the earth,
Suchlike evil beats of story
In the poet's fire have birth.

But thyself, thy wiles insidious,
And thy face, so sweet and staid,
And thy kindly looks perfidious,--
These the poet never made.


About the headline (FAQ)

Submitted by Emily Ezust

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 16 FRE FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ferdinand Gottfried Baake, Don Forsythe, J. Ch. W. Hahn, Arthur Hervey, S. Lustgarten, John Müller-Wieland, Karl Heinrich August Siemers, Korstiaan Stougie, Marcel Tyberg, Anton Urspruch. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2009-03-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59
Line count: 16
Word count: 91