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Ich hab' ein glühend Messer

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich hab' ein glühend Messer,
Ein Messer in meiner Brust,
O weh! Das schneid't so tief
In jede Freud' und jede Lust.
Ach, was ist das für ein böser Gast!
Nimmer hält er Ruh', nimmer hält er Rast,
Nicht bei Tag, noch bei Nacht, wenn ich schlief.
O Weh!

Wenn ich in dem Himmel seh',
Seh' ich zwei blaue Augen stehn.
O Weh! Wenn ich im gelben Felde geh',
Seh' ich von fern das blonde Haar
Im Winde wehn.
O Weh!

Wenn ich aus dem Traum auffahr'
Und höre klingen ihr silbern' Lachen,
O Weh!
Ich wollt', ich läg auf der schwarzen Bahr',
Könnt' nimmer die Augen aufmachen!


Translation(s): CAT ENG FIN FRE ITA POR SPA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Tinc una daga candent", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I have a red-hot knife", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Ho un coltello incandescente", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Paulo Albuquerque de Noronha) , "Eu tenho uma faca incandescente", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elena María Accinelli) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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J'ai un couteau à la lame brûlante

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

J'ai un couteau à la lame brûlante,
Un couteau dans ma poitrine.
Hélas ! Il s'enfonce si profond
dans toute joie et tout plaisir.
Ah, quel hôte terrible il est !
Jamais il ne se repose, jamais il ne fait de pause,
Ni le jour, ni la nuit, quand je voudrais dormir.
Hélas !

Quand je regarde vers le ciel,
je vois deux yeux bleus !
Hélas ! Quand je marche dans le champ doré,
je vois au loin ses cheveux blonds
flottant dans le vent !
Hélas !

Quand je me réveille d'un rêve
et que j'entends son rire argenté sonner,
Hélas !
Je voudrais être allongé sur le catafalque noir,
et jamais, jamais rouvrir les yeux !


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Text added to the website: 2009-05-20 00:00:00.

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