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Ich bin die Prinzessin Ilse

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich bin die Prinzessin Ilse,
Und wohne im Ilsenstein;
Komm mit nach meinem Schlosse,
Wir wollen selig sein.

Dein Haupt will ich benetzen
Mit meiner klaren Well,
Du sollst deine Schmerzen vergessen,
Du sorgenkranker Gesell!

In meinen weißen Armen,
An meiner weißen Brust,
Da sollst du liegen und träumen
Von alter Märchenlust.

Ich will dich küssen und herzen,
Wie ich geherzt und geküßt
Den lieben Kaiser Heinrich,
Der nun gestorben ist.

Es bleiben tot die Toten,
Und nur der Lebendige lebt;
Und ich bin schön und blühend,
Mein lachendes Herze bebt.

Komm in mein Schloß herunter,
In mein kristallenes Schloß.
Dort tanzen Fräulein und Ritter,
Es jubelt der Knappentroß.

Es rauschen die seidenen Schleppen,
Es klirren die Eisensporn,
Die Zwerge trompeten und pauken,
Und fiedeln und blasen das Horn.

Doch dich soll mein Arm umschlingen,
Wie er Kaiser Heinrich umschlang; -
Ich hielt ihm zu die Ohren,
Wenn die Trompet erklang.


Translation(s): ENG FRE RUS

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Ilse", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2008-11-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:59

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Word count: 151

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Ilse

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

Je suis la princesse Ilse,
Et j'habite la roche d'Ilsenstein ;
Viens avec moi dans mon château,
Nous y serons très heureux.

Je baignerai ta tête
Avec ma source claire,
Tu en oublieras tes peines,
Toi, mon ami atteint de mélancolie!

Dans mes bras blancs,
Sur ma blanche poitrine,
Tu pourras te coucher et rêver
Des anciens contes de fées.

Je veux t'embrasser et te cajoler
Comme j'ai embrassé et cajolé
Le cher empereur Henri,
Qui maintenant est mort.

Les morts restent morts,
Et seuls les vivants vivent ;
Et je suis belle et florissante,
Et mon cœur enjoué tremble.

Viens, descends dans mon château,
Mon château de cristal.
Là-bas damoiselles et chevaliers dansent,
Le cortège des damoiseaux exulte.

Les traines de soie bruissent,
Les éperons de fer cliquètent,
Les nains jouent de la trompette de la timbale
Et du violon et ils soufflent dans les cors.

Mais mon bras t'enlacera,
Comme il a enlacé l'empereur Henri ;
Je lui bouchais les oreilles
Quand la trompette retentissait.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), "Die Ilse", appears in Buch der Lieder, in Aus der Harzreise, no. 6
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Hermann Beck, Konstantin Julius Becker, August Fischer, Albert Fuchs, Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffmann, Olivier Greif, Franz Hardt, Bernhard Hopffer, Carl Hürse, Th. Ivanov, August Friedrich Martin Klughardt, Franz Paul Lachner, Emanuel Moór, Adolf Reichel, Nikolay Vladimirovich Shcherbachev, Friedrich Hieronymus Truhn. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2010-12-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:09

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Word count: 167