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Sieh! Du mußt es mir vergeben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sieh! Du mußt es mir vergeben, 
Wenn ich manchmal schroff und hart: 
Toll und traurig war mein Leben 
Eine wüste Pilgerfahrt 

Schwer hab' ich nach Haus gefunden, 
Bitter musst' ich irre geh'n, 
Und ich kenne Stunden ... Stunden, 
Wo Gespenster aufersteh'n.

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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Quand les fantômes ressuscitent", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-06-03.
Last modified: 2016-10-28 16:17:59
Line count: 8
Word count: 41

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Quand les fantômes ressuscitent

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

Regarde ! Tu dois me pardonner
Si parfois je suis brusque et dur :
Démente et triste a été ma vie,
Un pèlerinage désolé.

J'ai trouvé la route vers la maison difficile,
Amèrement je dois m'égarer,
Et je connais les heures... les heures,
Où les fantômes ressuscitent.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Felix Biedermann (1870 - 1928), as Felix Dörmann, "Confiteor", appears in Sensationen, first published 1897
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Alban Maria Johannes Berg. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2011-06-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:25
Line count: 8
Word count: 47