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Der Brief, den du geschrieben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Brief, den du geschrieben,
Er macht mich gar nicht bang;
Du willst mich nicht mehr lieben,
Aber dein Brief ist lang.

Zwölf Seiten, eng und zierlich!
Ein kleines Manuskript!
Man schreibt nicht so ausführlich,
Wenn man den Abschied gibt.

Translation(s): FRE

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-10-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:29
Line count: 8
Word count: 40

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La lettre que tu m'as écrite

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

La lettre que tu m'as écrite,
Je n'en ai point peur ;
Tu ne veux plus m'aimer,
Mais ta lettre est longue.

Douze pages, fines et serrées !
Un petit manuscrit !
On n'écrit pas avec tant de détails
Quand on donne congé.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Pierre Mathé, (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.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Neue Gedichte, in Neuer Frühling, no. 34
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst Bacon, ?, Bopp von Oberstadt, Gräfin, Aleksandr Tikhonovich Gretchaninov, Wilhelm Killmayer, Julius Hermann Krigar, Benjamin Lambord, Kaspar Roeseling, Mario Van Overeem. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2011-03-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:18
Line count: 8
Word count: 43