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Ich kann wohl manchmal singen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich kann wohl manchmal singen,
Als ob ich fröhlich sei,
Doch heimlich Tränen dringen,
Da wird das Herz mir frei.

[Es]1 lassen Nachtigallen,
Spielt draußen Frühlingsluft,
Der Sehnsucht Lied erschallen
Aus ihres [Kerkers]2 Gruft.

[Da]3 lauschen alle Herzen,
Und alles ist erfreut,
Doch keiner [fühlt]3 die Schmerzen,
Im Lied das tiefe Leid.


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE FRE HEB IRI ITA NOR POR SPA

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1 Blodek, Hensel, Schoeck: "So"
2 Blodek, Schoeck: "Käfigs"
3 Hensel: "Es"
4 Hensel: "ahnt"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Weemoed", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "Melancholy", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Parfois je peux bien chanter", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "עצבות", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Malinconia", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Vemod", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "Melancolia", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , "Melancolía", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
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Word count: 52

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Sometimes I can sing

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Sometimes I can sing
as if I were happy,
but secretly tears well up
and free my heart.

The nightingales, 
when spring breezes play, let
their songs of yearning resound
from the depths of their dungeons.

Then all hearts listen
and everyone rejoices;
yet no one truly feels the anguish
of the song's deep sorrow.


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Translation of title "Wehmut" : "Melancholy"

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), no title, appears in Gedichte, in 2. Sängerleben, in Wehmut, no. 1 DUT FRE FRE HEB IRI ITA NOR POR SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich Bellermann, Vilém Blodek, Charles Crozat Converse, Heinrich Esser, Alexander von Fielitz, Adolph Martin Foerster, Emil Egon , Fürst von Fürstenberg, as Emil Urach, Carl Friedrich Johann Girschner, Hermann Goetz, Wilhelm Goldner, Julius Hey, Richard Hofmann, Alexis Holländer, Friedrich Kiel, Wilhelm Killmayer, Anna Krause, G. Lange, Carl Mahlberg, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Victor Ernst Nessler, Robert Radecke, C. Otto Schaefer, Otto Schleuning, Othmar Schoeck, Robert Alexander Schumann, Julius Stern, Emil Sulzbach, E. Széchényi, Henri Vieuxtemps. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
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