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Die alten, bösen Lieder

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die alten, bösen Lieder,
Die Träume [schlimm]1 und arg,
Die laßt uns jetzt begraben,
Holt einen großen Sarg.

Hinein leg' ich gar manches,
Doch sag' ich noch nicht was;
Der Sarg muß sein noch größer,
Wie's Heidelberger Faß.

Und holt eine Totenbahre,
[Von Brettern]2 fest und dick;
Auch muß sie sein noch länger,
Als wie zu Mainz die Brück'.

Und holt mir auch zwölf Riesen,
Die müssen noch stärker sein
Als wie der [heil'ge]3 Christoph
Im Dom zu Köln am Rhein.

Die sollen den Sarg forttragen,
Und senken ins Meer hinab,
Denn solchem großen Sarge
Gebührt ein großes Grab.

Wißt ihr, warum der Sarg wohl
So groß und schwer mag sein?
Ich [legt']4 auch meine Liebe 
Und meinen Schmerz hinein.


Translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG FIN FRE FRE GRE HEB ITA SPA

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 170.

1 Schumann: "bös'"
2 Schumann: "Und Bretter"
3 Schumann: "starke"
4 Schumann: "senkt'"

Submitted by René Slot and Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Les velles, infames cançons", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Genoeg, genoeg gezongen", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De oude, boze lied'ren", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "The old, angry songs", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 65, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Τα παλιά κακοποιά τραγούδια", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "I vecchi canti malvagi", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Las viejas y amargas canciones", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Vanhat pahat laulut

Language: Finnish (Suomi) after the German (Deutsch)

Vanhat pahat laulut, 
pahat ja ilkeät unet, 
nyt haudataan ne kaikki, 
tuokaa suuri ruumisarkku.

Siihen minä panen paljon kaikenlaista, 
enkä vielä kerro mitä kaikkea; 
mutta arkun pitää olla vieläkin suurempi 
kuin Heidelbergin viinitynnyri.

Ja tuokaa ruumispaarit, 
lujasta ja paksusta laudasta; 
ja niiden on oltava vielä pitempi, 
kuin silta Mainzin luona.

Ja tuokaa minulle vielä kaksitoista jättiläistä, 
niiden pitää olla vielä väkevämpiä 
kuin väkevä Christoph 
Kölnin tuomiokirkossa Reinin varrella.

Niiden jättiläisten pitää kantaa se arkku pois 
ja upottaa se meren syvyyksiin; 
sillä niin suuri arkku 
tarvitsee tarpeeksi suuren haudan.

Tiedättekö, miksi sen arkun 
on oltava niin suuri ja raskas? 
Että voisin upottaa myös rakkauteni 
ja kipuni sen sisällä mereen.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Finnish (Suomi) copyright © 2010 by Erkki Pullinen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2010-01-22.
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