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Jag

Language: Swedish (Svenska)

Jag gråter blodiga tårar,
de falla för synder och sorg,
för allt som sårat, som sårar
mitt hjärtas sargade borg.

På ingen jag skyller mitt öde;
jag följer min lefnads ström
och rusar med eget flöde
från boja, stängsel och töm.

Jag utan beräkning vänder
till baka till jordens famn
och skrattar vid afgudabränder
åt ära, rykte och namn.


Translation(s): FIN FRE GER

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Confirmed with Ernst Josephson, Svarta Rosor och Gula, C. & E. Gernandts Förlags Aktiebolag, Stockholm, 1901, page 112.


Submitted by Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]

Authorship


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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Minä", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Moi", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2011-06-18.
Last modified: 2014-09-16 09:31:26
Line count: 12
Word count: 59

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Ich

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Swedish (Svenska)

Ich weine blutige Thränen,
die fliessen um Sünden und Schmerz,
um all' die brennenden Wunden,
die tief verzehren mein Herz.

Mein Schicksal ich nehme von keinem
allein durch des Lebens Raum
mit eignen Fluten ich eile 
von Fesseln, Schranken, und Zaum.

Ich wende sonder Berechnung 
zur Erde Schooss zurück.
Bei toten Götzen ich lache, 
über Ruf, über Ehre und Glück!


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


Based on

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


Text added to the website: 2011-06-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:25
Line count: 12
Word count: 60