You can help us modernize! The present website has been online for a very long time and we want to bring it up to date. As of May 6, we are $2,380 away from our goal of $15,000 to fund the project. The fully redesigned site will be better for mobile, easier to read and navigate, and ready for the next decade. Please give today to join dozens of other supporters in making this important overhaul possible!

The LiederNet Archive

Much of our material is not in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
Printing texts or translations without the name of the author or translator is also illegal.
You must use the copyright symbol © when you reprint copyright-protected material.

For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
Please read the instructions below the translations before writing!
In your e-mail, always include the names of the translators if you wish to reprint something.

Ich esse nun mein Brot nicht trocken...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Ich esse nun mein Brot nicht trocken mehr,
Ein Dorn ist mir im Fuße stecken blieben.
Umsonst nach rechts und links blick' ich umher,
Und Keinen find' ich, der mich möchte lieben.
Wenn's doch auch nur ein altes Männlein wäre,
Das mir erzeigt' ein wenig Lieb' und Ehre.
  Ich meine nämlich, so ein wohlgestalter,
Ehrbarer Greis, etwa von meinem Alter.
  Ich meine, um mich ganz zu offenbaren,
Ein altes Männlein so von vierzehn Jahren.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

List of language codes

About the headline (FAQ)

Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti


Based on

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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Donna Bareket) , title 1: "I do not eat my bread dry anymore", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-12-30 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:02

Line count: 10
Word count: 74

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Je ne mange plus mon pain sec

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

Je ne mange plus mon pain sec,
Une épine reste plantée dans mon pied.
En vain, je regarde autour à droite et à gauche
Et je ne trouve personne qui pourrait m'aimer.
Si seulement il pouvait y avoir un petit homme vieux
Qui me montrerait un peu d'amour et de respect.
Je veux dire, bien sûr, un qui soit bien fait,
Respectable, d'à peu près mon âge.
Je veux dire, pour être tout à fait franche,
Un petit homme d'environ quatorze ans.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The material directly above is protected by copyright and appears here by special permission. If you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. Once you have permission, you must give credit to the author and display the copyright symbol ©. Copyright infringement is a criminal offense under international law.

About the headline (FAQ)


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2010 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


    licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
    (licenses at lieder dot net)

Based on
Based on


Text added to the website: 2010-10-01 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:02

Line count: 10
Word count: 82