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Wie sind die Tage schwer!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie sind die Tage schwer!
An keinem Feuer kann ich erwarmen,
Keine Sonne lacht mir mehr,
Ist alles leer,
Ist alles kalt und ohne Erbarmen,
Und auch die lieben klaren
Sterne schauen mich trostlos an,
Seit ich im Herzen erfahren,
Daß Liebe sterben kann.

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: "Comme les jours sont pesants !", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-06-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:22
Line count: 9
Word count: 44

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Comme les jours sont pesants !

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

Comme les jours sont pesants !
Il n'y a pas de feu où me réchauffer
Aucun soleil ne me sourit plus,
Tout est vide,
Tout est froid et sans pitié,
Et les chères et claires étoiles
Me regardent aussi avec tristesse,
Depuis que dans mon cœur j'ai appris
Que l'amour peut mourir.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), no title
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Oskar Baumann, Viggo Brodersen, Rudolf Brömel, Ferdinand Gerhardt, Otto Gross, Heinz-Otto Hoffmann, Hans Kracke, Hans-Hermann Kurig, Will Mewes, Heinz Sälter, Immo Schneider, Ludwig Scholl, Karl Franz Schwarz, Josef von Vintschger, Peter Voelkner, Rudolf Wagner-Régeny, Alfred Wassermann, Justus Hermann Wetzel. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-02-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:08
Line count: 9
Word count: 52