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Ich bin so allein

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Ich bin so allein]1
Fänd ich den Schatten
Eines süßen Herzens.

-- Oder mir jemand
Einen Stern schenkte --

Immer fingen ihn
Die Engel auf
So hin und her.

Ich fürchte mich
Vor der schwarzen Erde.
Wie soll ich fort?

Möchte in den Wolken
Begraben sein,
Überall wo Sonne wächst,

Liebe dich so!
Du mich ach?
Sag es doch -- -- --

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]


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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

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

Text added to the website: 2012-12-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:20
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Word count: 57

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Si je trouvais l'ombre

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

Si je trouvais l'ombre 
d'un cœur tendre,

Ou si quelqu'un m'offrait 
une étoile,

L'ange toujours 
ici et là.

J'ai peur 
de la noire terre.
Comment continuer?

Je voudrais être 
enterrée dans les nuages,
Partout où croît le soleil.

Je t'aime tant ! 
Toi aussi ?
Dis-le encore.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Else Lasker-Schüler (1869 - 1945), "Gieselheer dem König", appears in Die Kuppel, first published 1920
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Arthur Dangel, Paul Hindemith. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2011-10-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:38
Line count: 16
Word count: 48