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Nichts

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nennen soll ich, sagt ihr, meine
Königin im Liederreich?
Toren, die ihr seid, ich kenne
Sie am wenigsten von euch.

Fragt mich nach der Augen Farbe,
Fragt mich nach der Stimme Ton,
Fragt nach Gang und Tanz und Haltung,
Ach, und was weiß ich davon!

Ist die Sonne nicht die Quelle
Alles Lebens, alles Lichts?
Und was wissen von derselben
Ich, und ihr, und alle? -- Nichts.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

List of language codes

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Dicht", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Nothing", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Rien", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Niente", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:29

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Word count: 66

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Niente

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

E dovrei nominare, dite voi,
la mia regina nel regno dei canti:
pazzi, che siete!
Ne so meno di voi!

Domandatemi del colore degli occhi,
domandatemi del tono della voce,
domandatemi del passo, della danza, la presenza
- e che ne so?

Non è il sole la fonte
di ogni vita, di ogni luce?
E che ne sappiamo
io, e voi, e tutti? Niente!


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Text added to the website: 2005-10-18 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:15

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Word count: 64