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Die Welt ist dumm, die Welt ist blind

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Welt ist dumm, die Welt ist blind,
Wird täglich abgeschmackter!
Sie spricht von dir, mein schönes Kind:
Du hast keinen guten Charakter.

Die Welt ist dumm, die Welt ist blind,
Und dich wird sie immer verkennen;
Sie weiß nicht, wie süß deine Küsse sind,
Und wie sie beseligend brennen.


Translation(s): FRE UKR FRE ENG FRE
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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 123.


Submitted by Emily Ezust and Pierre Mathé

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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)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG UKR by Arturo Buzzi-Peccia.
  • Also set in Ukrainian (Українська), a translation by Maksim Antonivich Slavinsky (1868? - 1945?) ENG FRE by Mykola Vitaliyovych Lysenko.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

Text added to the website: 2008-02-21.
Last modified: 2016-12-02 19:30:44
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