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Die Welt ist so schön und der Himmel so...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Welt ist so schön und der Himmel so blau,
Und die Lüfte die wehen so lind und so lau,
Und die Blumen winken auf blühender Au,
Und funkeln und glitzern im Morgentau,
Und die Menschen jubeln, wohin ich schau, --
Und doch möcht ich im Grabe liegen,
Und mich an mein totes Liebchen schmiegen.


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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 135.

Submitted by Emily Ezust and Pierre Mathé


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 English, a translation by James Thomson (1834 - 1882) , from The poetical works, published 1895 CZE FRE SWE by John Joseph Becker.
  • Also set in Czech (Čeština), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG FRE ENG SWE by Josef Bohuslav Foerster.
  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist CZE ENG FRE ENG by John [Jacques] Jacobsson.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist CZE FRE SWE by Nancy Hayes Van de Vate.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Elizabeth Henrietta Keeling (d. 1935) CZE FRE SWE by Marie L. Shedlock.

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Text added to the website: 2008-02-21.
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