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Und wüßten's die Blumen, die kleinen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Und wüßten's die Blumen, die kleinen,
Wie tief verwundet mein Herz,
Sie würden mit mir weinen,
Zu heilen meinen Schmerz.

Und wüßten's die Nachtigallen,
Wie ich so traurig und krank,
Sie ließen fröhlich erschallen
Erquickenden Gesang.

Und wüßten sie mein Wehe,
Die [goldnen]1 Sternelein,
Sie kämen aus ihrer Höhe,
Und sprächen Trost mir ein.

[Die]2 alle können's nicht wissen,
Nur [eine]3 kennt meinen Schmerz;
[Sie]4 hat ja selbst zerrissen,
Zerrissen mir das Herz.



Translation(s): FRE ENG DUT ITA SPA SWE FRE ITA ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FIN HEB CAT DUT GRE RUS FRE IRI

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 128.

1 Schumann: "goldenen"
2 Schumann: "Sie"
3 Mendelssohn-Hensel: "einer"
4 Mendelssohn-Hensel: "Er"

Submitted by Emily Ezust and Pierre Mathé

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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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Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT IRI HEB SPA GRE CAT RUS ENG ITA FRE FIN ENG ITA FRE by John [Jacques] Jacobsson.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT IRI HEB SPA GRE CAT RUS ENG ITA FIN ENG ITA SWE by Fanny, Baronesse d'Avout.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT IRI HEB SPA GRE CAT RUS ENG FRE FIN ENG SWE FRE by Salvatore Auteri-Manzocchi.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT IRI HEB SPA GRE CAT RUS ITA FRE FIN ITA SWE FRE by Henry Kimball Hadley.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Ernest Radford (1857 - 1919) , title 1: "Und wüßten's die Blumen, die kleinen", from Old and New. A Collection of Poems by Ernest Radford, London: T. Fisher Unwin, page 156, published 1895 DUT IRI HEB SPA GRE CAT RUS ITA FRE FIN ITA SWE FRE by Richard Harvey Loehr.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Eugene Field (1850 - 1895) , title 1: "Love Song -- Heine" [an adaptation] DUT IRI HEB SPA GRE CAT RUS ITA FRE FIN ITA SWE FRE by Elizabeth R. Mitchell, Ella May Smith.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT IRI HEB SPA GRE CAT RUS ITA FRE FIN ITA SWE FRE by Wilhelm Baerwolf.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT IRI HEB SPA GRE CAT RUS ITA FRE FIN ITA SWE FRE by Frederick Brandeis.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT IRI HEB SPA GRE CAT RUS ENG ITA FIN ENG ITA SWE by Berthold Damcke.
  • Also set in English, a translation by John Troutbeck, Rev. Dr. (1832 - 1899) DUT IRI HEB SPA GRE CAT RUS ITA FRE FIN ITA SWE FRE by Rosalind Frances Ellicott.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT IRI HEB SPA GRE CAT RUS ITA FRE FIN ITA SWE FRE by Flora.
  • Also set in English, a translation by L. du P. Style DUT IRI HEB SPA GRE CAT RUS ITA FRE FIN ITA SWE FRE by Nathaniel Clifford Page.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT IRI HEB SPA GRE CAT RUS ITA FRE FIN ITA SWE FRE by Alexander Reichardt.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Mikhail Larionovich Mikhailov (1829 - 1865) , no title, published 1874 DUT IRI HEB SPA GRE CAT ENG ITA FRE FIN ENG ITA SWE FRE by Evgenii Fedorovich Alenev.

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, from Intermezzo lyrique, no. 22, published 1827
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , title 1: "And if the blooms - the small ones - knew", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , title 1: "En stel dat de bloemetjes raadden", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Se sapessero i fiorellini", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , title 1: "Si supieran las florecitas", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Alma Strettell) , title 1: "Und wüßten's die Blumen, die kleinen", from Poems Selected from Heinrich Heine, ed. by Kate Freiligrath Kroeker, London: Walter Scott, Limited, page 64, published 1887
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (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
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "I si les flors, les petites, sabessin", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "En wisten 't de bloemen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , title 1: "Κι αν τα μικρά λουλούδια γνώρ&", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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