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Ich wollt, meine Schmerzen ergössen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich wollt, meine Schmerzen ergössen
Sich all in ein einziges Wort,
Das gäb ich den lustigen Winden,
Die trügen es lustig fort.

Sie tragen zu dir, Geliebte,
Das schmerzerfüllte Wort;
Du hörst es zu jeder Stunde,
Du hörst es an jedem Ort.

Und hast du zum nächtlichen Schlummer
Geschlossen die Augen kaum,
So wird dich mein Wort verfolgen
Bis in den tiefsten Traum.


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE GRE GRE RUS

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Submitted by Siân Goldthorpe

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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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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ik wou dat mijn smart zich tezamen", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Siân Goldthorpe) (Christian Stein) , "I wish my pain would flow into a single word", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Je voudrais que mes peines s'écoulent", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33
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I wish my pain would flow into a single word

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I wish my pain would flow
Into a single word,
Which I'd give to the merry winds,
Who would carry it merrily along.

They would carry it to you, my beloved, 
The pain-filled word;
You hear it always,
You hear it everywhere.

And scarcely have you closed your eyes 
To night-time slumbers,
My word will follow you,
Into your deepest dream.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Die Heimkehr, no. 61 DUT FRE GRE GRE RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): György Bánffy, Ignaz Brüll, Franz Aloys Theodor Commer, Karen De Pastel, Alexander Fesca, Don Forsythe, Boleslav Viktorovich Grodzky, Ferdinand Gumbert, William Gardiner Hammond, J. Heinemann, Heinrich Huber, Peter Janssens, Paul Kuczynski, Heinrich August Marschner, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Richard Metzdorff, Charles Mikuli, Oliver P. H. Smith, Nikolay Aleksandrovich Sokolov, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer, Wilhelm Wenzel Steinhardt (attribution uncertain), Korstiaan Stougie, A. V. Taskin, Carl Thern, Nikolai Alexeyevich Titov, Th. Trendelenburg, Heinrich Triest, Wenzel Heinrich Veit, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Max Zenger. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33
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Word count: 61