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(Der Kopf spricht:)

Language: German (Deutsch)

[(Der Kopf spricht:)]1
 Ach, wenn ich nur der Schemel wär,
 Worauf der Liebsten Füße ruhn!
 Und stampfte sie mich noch so sehr,
 Ich wollte doch nicht klagen tun.

[(Das Herz spricht:)]1
 Ach, wenn ich nur das Kißchen wär,
 Wo sie die [Nadeln]2 steckt hinein!
 Und stäche sie mich noch so sehr,
 Ich wollte mich der Stiche freun.

[(Das Lied spricht:)]1
 Ach, wär ich nur das Stück Papier,
 Das sie als Papillote braucht!
 Ich wollte heimlich flüstern ihr
 Ins Ohr, was in mir lebt und haucht.

Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 138.

1 Not set by Klein
2 Klein: "Nadel"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 34, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-10-14.
Last modified: 2018-04-19 11:30:05
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