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Ich unglücksel'ger Atlas! eine Welt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich unglücksel'ger Atlas! eine Welt,
Die ganze Welt der Schmerzen muß ich tragen,
Ich trage Unerträgliches, und brechen
Will mir das Herz im Leibe.

Du stolzes Herz! du hast es ja gewollt,
Du wolltest glücklich seyn, unendlich glücklich
Oder unendlich elend, stolzes Herz,
Und jetzo bist du elend.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE FRE ITA KOR NOR POR RUS SPA

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Confirmed with Buch der Lieder von H. Heine. Hamburg bei Hoffmann und Campe. 1827, page 202; and with Reisebilder von H. Heine. Erster Theil. Hamburg, bey Hoffmann und Campe. 1826, page 28.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Atlas", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Atlas", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "Atlas", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) [singable] (David Le Marrec) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Je suis l'infortuné Atlas! un monde", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Atlante", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "아틀라스", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Atlas", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Leonardo Gonçalves) , "Eu desafortunado Atlas"
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Atlas

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I, unblessed Atlas!
I carry a world, the entire world of pain,
I bear the unbearable,
And the heart within me wants to break.

Proud heart, you have wanted it thus!
You wanted to be happy, eternally happy,
Or eternally miserable, you proud heart,
And now you are miserable.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, written 1823-24, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Die Heimkehr, no. 24, first published 1826 CAT DUT FIN FRE FRE ITA KOR NOR POR RUS SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Richard Burmeister, Karen De Pastel, Anton Eberhardt, Robert Emmerich, J. Hora Adema, Daniël de Lange, Louis Sauguer, Franz Peter Schubert, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen. Go to the text.

 

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

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