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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"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] 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)

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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"

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Based on
  • 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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