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Wenn ich in deine Augen seh'

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn ich in deine Augen seh',
So schwindet [all' mein Leid]1 und Weh; 
Doch wenn ich küße deinen Mund,
So werd' ich ganz und gar gesund.

Wenn ich mich lehn' an deine Brust,
Kommt's über mich wie Himmelslust;
Doch wenn du sprichst: ich liebe dich!
[So]2 muß ich weinen bitterlich.


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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 114.

1 Franz, Dresel: "alles Leid"
2 Wolf: "Dann"

Submitted by René Slot and Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

This text (or a part of it) is used in a work

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Quan et miro als ulls", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Als ik je lieve ogen zie", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Als ik jou in de ogen kijk", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "When I gaze into your eyes", 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. 4, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Όταν κοιτάζω μέσα στα μάτια σ&", 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
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Quando ti guardo negli occhi", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Si te miro a los ojos", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Gerardo Garciacano Hinojosa) (Simone von Büren) , "Cuando te miro en los ojos", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2016-12-02 19:07:09

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When I gaze into your eyes

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

When I gaze into your eyes,
All my pain and woe vanishes;
Yet when I kiss your lips,
I am made wholly and entirely healthy.

When I lay against your breast
It comes over me like longing for heaven;
Yet when you say, "I love you!"
I must cry so bitterly.

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 4 CAT DUT DUT FIN FRE FRE FRE GRE HEB IRI ITA ROM RUS SPA SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): A. B. Albers, Roger Ascham, Nicolai Berendt, Jules Bleichmann, Heinrich Böie, John Böie, Walther Brand, W. Brandt, August M. Canthal, Vladimir, Fürst Castriota-Scanderbeg, Louis Adolphe Coerne, Bernhard Conradi, Friedrich Curschmann, Louis Dames, G. A. Demidov, Heinrich Dorn, Otto Dresel, Otto Johann Anton Dütsch, O. Eichler, Gerrit Jan van Eijken, Ludwig von Erlanger, Alfred Feith, Reinhold Fellenberg, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Wilhelm Fischer, Don Forsythe, Robert Franz, W. Fried, A. von Geyso, Aleksandr Konstantinovich Glazunov, Grashof, Richard Grünfeld, Henry Kimball Hadley, J. Ch. W. Hahn, William Gardiner Hammond, Ludwig Hartmann, Leopold Hassenkamp, Johann von Haszlinger, Moritz Hauptmann, Wilhelm Heinefetter, Carl Heinemann, Carl Gottlieb Hering, Hedwig Hertz, Adolph Hinterholz, Eduard Holzmiller, Robert von Hornstein, F. Horst, Carl Hüllweck, Josip Ipavec, J. A. Ironmonger-Sola, N. Isuard, William Noel Johnson, Théodore Kahle, Walter Edmond von Kalinowsky, Aydın Karlıbel, Emil Kauffmann, Wilhelm Killmayer, K. Kissner, Joseph Klein, Theobald Kretschmann, Edmund Kretschmer, Krimov, Paul Kuczynski, Georg Karl Kulenkamp, Franz Paul Lachner, Gustav Langer, Henry J. Lautz, Hans Leerink, Paul Lehmann-Osten, Georg Lothar Liebling, G. W. Mackrodt, Julius Mai, Arnold Mendelssohn, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Ferdinand Möhring, Fredric Myrow, G. Neibig, Rupert Neily, Franz Xaver Viktor Neruda, Ofrossipov, Hermann Theobald Petschke, Edna Frida Pietsch, J. van der Porten, Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, Fabian Rehfeld, Adolph Ries, Henri Rosellen, Sebastian Benson Schlesinger, Elise Schmezer, Benno Schönberger, Robert Schumann, Franz Joseph Schütky, Frederic C. Shattuck, Marie L. Shedlock, Hans Sitt, Nikolay Aleksandrovich Sokolov, Nikolay F. Solovyov, F. Sonderland, Torsten Sörenson, Gerhard Stehmann, Ward Stephens, Oscar Strasnoy, Carl Streitmann, Otto Tiehsen, Adela Tindal, Nikolai Alexeyevich Titov, Berthold Tours, Anton Urspruch, Carl Warmuth, jun., Johan Weegenhuise, Arie D. van de Weg, Carl Weinwurm, W. Wenigmann, J. H. W. Werner, Maude Valérie White, August Daniel Ferdinand Victor Wilhelmj, Hugo Wolf, Theodorus Leonardus van der Wurff, Richard Ferdinand Würst, E. Zimmermann, J. Zöhrer. Go to the text.


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