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Manch' Bild vergess'ner Zeiten

Language: German (Deutsch)

Manch' Bild vergess'ner Zeiten
Steigt auf aus seinem Grab,
Und zeigt, wie in deiner Nähe
Ich einst gelebet hab.

Am Tage schwankte ich träumend
Durch alle Straßen herum;
Die Leute verwundert mich ansahn,
Ich war so traurig und stumm.

Des Nachts da war es besser,
Da waren die Straßen leer;
Ich und mein Schatten selbander,
Wir wandelten schweigend einher.

Mit widerhallendem Fußtritt
Wandelt ich über die Brück;
Der Mond brach aus den Wolken,
Und grüßte mit ernstem Blick.

Stehn blieb ich vor deinem Hause,
Und starrte in die Höh,
Und starrte nach deinem Fenster -
Das Herz tat mir so weh.

Ich weiß, du hast aus dem Fenster
Gar oft herabgesehn,
Und sahst mich im Mondenlichte
Wie eine Säule stehn.

Translation(s): FRE FRE

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About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 142.

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


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

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Last modified: 2016-12-02 20:41:09

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De ma jeunesse évanouie

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

De ma jeunesse évanouie
Mainte image aux traits effacés
Soudain s'éveille, épanouie,
Et me ramène aux temps passés.

Le jour, dans la ville bruyante,
Triste et muet, j'allais flânant;
Les voisins, la bouche béante,
Me prenaient pour un revenant.

Sur le pont aux arches funèbres
Mon pas sonnait, mystérieux;
La lune à travers les ténèbres
Me saluait, l'air sérieux.

Devant le seuil de ta demeure
Qu'un obscur instinct m'enseignait,
Je m arrêtais, j'oubliais l'heure,
Pendant que tout mon cœur saignait.

La nuit, c'était mieux; -- dans la rue,
Par le silence aux froids linceuls,
Quand la foule était disparue,
Mon ombre et moi, nous marchions seuls

Souvent ainsi, sous ta fenêtre,
Regardant ta lampe briller,
La nuit, tu m'as pu reconnaître,
Immobile comme un pilier.

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. 38
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Victor Boos von Waldeck, Ignaz Brüll, Don Forsythe, Rued Langgaard, Ernst Löwenberg, Maurice de Mayfield, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.

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

Last modified: 2014-08-20 15:08:21

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Word count: 124