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Ich wollt, meine Schmerzen ergössen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich wollt, meine [Schmerzen ergössen]1
Sich all in ein [einziges]2 Wort,
Das gäb ich den [lustigen]3 Winden,
Die trügen es lustig fort.

Sie tragen zu dir, Geliebte,
Das [schmerzerfüllte]4 Wort;
Du hörst es zu jeder Stunde,
Du hörst es an jedem Ort.

Und hast du zum nächtlichen Schlummer
Geschlossen die Augen kaum,
So wird [dich mein Wort]5 verfolgen
Bis in den tiefsten Traum.


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE GRE GRE RUS

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1 Mendelssohn: "Lieb' ergösse" (love would flow)
2 Mendelssohn: "einzig"
3 Mendelssohn: "lust'gen" and, in some editions "luft'gen" (airy)
4 Mendelssohn: "lieb-erfüllte" (love-filled)
5 Mendelssohn: "mein Bild dich"

Submitted by Siân Goldthorpe

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ik wou dat mijn smart zich tezamen", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Siân Goldthorpe) (Christian Stein) , "I wish my pain would flow into a single word", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Je voudrais que mes peines s'écoulent", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33

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I fain would outpour all my sorrows

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I fain would outpour all my sorrows
   In a single word to-day.
To the merry winds I would trust it,
   They would merrily bear it away.

They would bear it to thee, my darling,
   The word of sorrowful grace.
Thou should'st hear it at ever hour,
   Thous shouldst hear it in every place.

And scarce in the midnight darkness
   Shouldst thou close thine eyes in sleep,
Ere my whispered word, it would follow,
   Though thy dream were ever so deep.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Die Heimkehr, no. 61 DUT FRE GRE GRE RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): György Bánffy, Ignaz Brüll, Franz Aloys Theodor Commer, Karen De Pastel, Alexander Fesca, Don Forsythe, Boleslav Viktorovich Grodzky, Ferdinand Gumbert, William Gardiner Hammond, J. Heinemann, Heinrich Huber, Peter Janssens, Paul Kuczynski, Heinrich August Marschner, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Richard Metzdorff, Charles Mikuli, Oliver P. H. Smith, Nikolay Aleksandrovich Sokolov, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer, Wilhelm Wenzel Steinhardt (attribution uncertain), Korstiaan Stougie, A. V. Taskin, Carl Thern, Nikolai Alexeyevich Titov, Th. Trendelenburg, Heinrich Triest, Wenzel Heinrich Veit, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Max Zenger. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website: 2008-02-28 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:38

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