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Das tiefe Kämmerlein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es grub der Tod ein Kämmerlein,
Grub's in die Erde tief,
Gar weit von Schmerz und Sonnenschein -
Mein schöner Liebster schlich hinein
Und schlief.

Ich kniee draußen ganz allein
Und klopfe an die Tür:
"Wenn du mich liebst, erbarm' dich mein
Und tritt aus deinem Kämmerlein

Nichts regte sich! Nur des Käuzchens Schrein
Irrt durch die Luft so hohl!
Ein Schauer rinnt durch mein Gebein -
Wie schwarz die Nacht, wie kalt der Stein ..
"Leb wohl ..."

Translation(s): FRE

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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)

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "La petite chambre profonde", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-07-01 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:45

Line count: 15
Word count: 80

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La petite chambre profonde

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

La mort a creusé une petite chambre
Elle l'a creusée profond dans la terre,
Très loin de la souffrance et de la lumière du soleil --
Mon bel amour s'y est glissé
Et endormi.

Je m'agenouille au-dehors, toute seule,
Et frappe à la porte :
« Si tu m'aimes encore, aie pitié de moi
Et sors de ta petite chambre,
Viens ! »

Rien ne bouge ! Seul le cri d'une petite chouette
Erre dans les airs, bien creux !
Un frisson parcourt mes membres --
Comme la nuit est noire, comme la pierre est froide ...
« Adieu ! ... »

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