Seit die Liebste war entfernt
Language: German (Deutsch)
Seit die Liebste [war]1 entfernt,
[Hatt']2 ich's Lachen ganz verlernt.
Schlechten Witz [riß]3 mancher Wicht,
Aber lachen konnt' ich nicht.
Seit ich sie verloren hab,
Schafft' ich auch das Weinen ab;
[Fast]4 vor Weh das Herz mir bricht,
Aber weinen kann ich nicht.
Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE FRE SWE
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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 139.
1 Lang: "mir"
2 Allitsen: "Hätt'", Lang: "Hab' "
3 Lang: "trieb"
4 Lang (1851 setting only): "Oft"
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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)
- by (Mary) Frances Allitsen, née Bumpus (1848 - 1912), "Seit die Liebste war entfernt", published 1892 [voice and piano], from Album of Eight Songs [later reissued as Eight Songs from Poems by Heine], no. 5, London, R. Cocks, also set in English [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Max Bauer , "Seit die Liebste mir entfernt" [mezzo-soprano or baritone, piano], from Sechs Lieder, no. 5 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Erich van Ennes , "Seit die Liebste war entfernt", op. 4 (Fünf Lieder) no. 2 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Don Forsythe (b. 1932), "Seit die Liebste war entfernt", published c2004-5 [low voice and piano], from Eine Dichtererzählung - Winterzyklus, no. 15 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Georg Karl Kulenkamp (1799 - 1850), "Lied von Heine (Seit ich die Liebste)", op. 48 (Sechs deutsche Gesänge (3tes Liederheft)) no. 3 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Josephine Lang (1815 - 1880), "Seit die Liebste mir entfernt", op. 38 (Sechs Lieder) no. 4 (1851), published 1867 [voice and piano], Leipzig und Winterthur, J. Rieter-Biedermann [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Josephine Lang (1815 - 1880), "Seit die Liebste war entfernt", 1835, published 2009 [voice and piano] [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by C. von Sidorovich , "Seit die Liebste war entfernt", from Fünf Lieder von Heine, no. 1 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Gustav Thudichum (1866 - 1944), "Seit die Liebste war entfernt", op. 9 (Fünf Gesänge für Bariton mit Pianofortebegleitung), Heft 3 no. 1, published 1899 [baritone and piano], München, Schmid Nachf. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in English, a translation by Franklin Johnson , "Seit die Liebste war entfernt", appears in Poems Selected from Heinrich Heine, ed. by Kate Freiligrath Kroeker, London: Walter Scott, Limited, page 68, first published 1887 FRE FRE ; composed by Frances Allitsen, née Bumpus, Garnet Wolseley Cox, Ella Overbeck.
- Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG FRE FRE ; composed by John [Jacques] Jacobsson.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Since my beloved went away", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 35, first published 1827
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Since my beloved went away
Language: English after the German (Deutsch)
Since my beloved went [away]1,
I [had]2 completely forgotten how to laugh.
Many a scoundrel made a bad joke,
But I could not laugh.
Since I have lost her,
I have also given up weeping;
My heart is [almost]3 breaking with pain,
But I cannot weep.
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1 Lang: "away from me"
2 Lang: "have"
3 Lang (1851 setting only): "often"
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2006 by Sharon Krebs, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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- a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 35 FRE FRE
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Frances Allitsen, née Bumpus, Max Bauer, Erich van Ennes, Don Forsythe, Georg Karl Kulenkamp, Josephine Lang, C. von Sidorovich, Gustav Thudichum. Go to the text.
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