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Nichts

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nennen soll ich, sagt ihr, meine
Königin im Liederreich?
Toren, die ihr seid, ich kenne
Sie am wenigsten von euch.

Fragt mich nach der Augen Farbe,
Fragt mich nach der Stimme Ton,
Fragt nach Gang und Tanz und Haltung,
Ach, und was weiß ich davon!

Ist die Sonne nicht die Quelle
Alles Lebens, alles Lichts?
Und was wissen von derselben
Ich, und ihr, und alle? -- Nichts.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Dicht", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Nothing", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Rien", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Niente", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:29
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Word count: 66

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Rien

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

Vous dites que je devrais nommer
ma reine au royaume des chansons?
Fous que vous êtes, je la connais
encore moins que vous.

Demandez la couleur de ses yeux,
demandez le ton de sa voix
demandez son allure, son pas et sa tournure,
ah, qu'en sais-je!

Le soleil n'est-il point la source
de toute vie, de toute lumière?
Et de cela que savons-nous,
moi, vous et tous? rien.


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Text added to the website: 2010-05-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:40
Line count: 12
Word count: 68