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Language: German (Deutsch) after the Scottish (Scots)

   Mein Herz ist betrübt -- ich sag' es nicht --
Mein Herz ist betrübt um Jemand;
Ich könnte wachen die längste Nacht,
Und immer träumen von Jemand;
      O Wonne! von Jemand;
      O Himmel! von Jemand;
Durchstreifen könnt' ich die ganze Welt,
   Aus Liebe zu Jemand.
   Ihr Mächte, die ihr der Liebe hold,
O lächelt freundlich auf Jemand!
Beschirmet ihn, wo Gefahren drohn;
Gebt sicher Geleite dem Jemand!
      O Wonne! dem Jemand;
      O Himmel! dem Jemand;
Ich wollt' -- ich wollte -- was wollt' ich nicht
   Für meinen Jemand!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

List of language codes

Confirmed with Robert Burns' Gedichte deutsch von W. Gerhard, Leipzig: Verlag von Joh. Ambr. Barth, 1840, page 217

Submitted by Pilar Lirio and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , "El meu cor està trist", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Iemand", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Someone", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Quelqu'un", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-19 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-01-13 12:05:30

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Word count: 85

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Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Mijn hart is bedroefd, ik zeg het niet,
Mijn hart is bedroefd om iemand;
Ik kon doorwaken de langste nacht
En steeds maar dromen van iemand.
O vreugde! Van iemand. O hemel! Van iemand!
Doorkruisen kon ik de wereld wel
Uit liefde voor iemand.
Gij machten, die zo om liefde geeft,
O glimlach vriend'lijk naar iemand!
Bescherm hem goed waar gevaar hem dreigt;
Geef veilig geleide die iemand!
O vreugde! Die iemand. O hemel! Die iemand.
Ik wou, ik wilde, wat wou ik niet
Voor hem die [ene]1 iemand!

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1 Bij Schumann dit woord toevoegen, omdat in diens compositie 'meinen' herhaald wordt.


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Text added to the website: 2012-06-18 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:57

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