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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]


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

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • 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 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-04-19 11:30:05

Line count: 15
Word count: 85

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Comme un tabouret, sous ses pieds chéris

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

La tête:
 Comme un tabouret, sous ses pieds chéris,
 Que ne puis-je à mon gré m'étendre!
 Jamais je ne ferais entendre,
 Foulée à plaisir, le moindre des cris.

Le cœur:
 Pelotte où ses doigts plantent ses aiguilles,
 Que ne suis-je ton remplaçant!
 Leur piqûre irait jusqu'au sang
 Que je bénirais ces cruelles filles.

La chanson:
 Papillotte, autour de ses beaux cheveux,
 Si j étais toi, ma voix plus tendre
 Ferait à son oreille entendre,
 En plus doux soupirs, mes brûlants aveux.

About the headline (FAQ)

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 34 ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst James Bremner, Don Forsythe, Karl Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, Joseph Klein, Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, Peter Schram, C. von Sidorovich, Korstiaan Stougie. 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)

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Text added to the website: 2008-04-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-08-20 15:05:01

Line count: 15
Word count: 81