Heine Songs

Song Cycle by William Gardiner Hammond (1874 - 1945)

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1. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai [sung text not yet checked]

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai,
Als alle Knospen sprangen, 1 
Da ist in meinem Herzen
Die Liebe aufgegangen.

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai,
Als alle Vögel sangen, 2
Da hab' ich ihr gestanden
Mein Sehnen und Verlangen.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "En el meravellós mes de maig", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Jan Rot) , "Hoe onwaarschijnlijk mooi is mei", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "In 't wonderschoone meigetij"
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "In mei, die wondermooie maand", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "In the wonderfully beautiful month of May", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Edgar Alfred Bowring) , appears in The Poems of Heine Complete, first published 1861
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "Month of May", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Suloisessa toukokuussa", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 1, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Στον υπέροχο μήνα του Μαγιού", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Nel meraviglioso mese di maggio", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POL Polish (Polski) (Aleksander Kraushar) , no title, appears in Pieśni Heinego, in Intermezzo, no. 1, first published 1880
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Ariel E. Ramos) , "En el maravillosamente bello mes de mayo", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "En el mes de mayo, prodigiosamente bello", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 112.

1. Lachner inserts here: "Geweckt von süssen Schmerzen, / Von Sehnsucht sanft umfangen,"
2. Lachner inserts here: "Die Blüten sich umwanden, / Die Zweige sich umschlangen,"

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1. The lovely month of May [sung text not yet checked]

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2. Wenn ich in deine Augen seh' [sung text not yet checked]

Wenn ich in deine Augen seh',
So schwindet [all' mein Leid]1 und Weh; 
Doch wenn ich küße deinen Mund,
So werd' ich ganz und gar gesund.

Wenn ich mich lehn' an deine Brust,
Kommt's über mich wie Himmelslust;
Doch wenn du sprichst: ich liebe dich!
[So]2 muß ich weinen bitterlich.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Quan et miro als ulls", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Als ik je lieve ogen zie", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Als ik jou in de ogen kijk", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "When I gaze into your eyes", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 4, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Όταν κοιτάζω μέσα στα μάτια σ&", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Quando ti guardo negli occhi", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POL Polish (Polski) (Aleksander Kraushar) , no title, appears in Pieśni Heinego, in Intermezzo, no. 4, first published 1880
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Si te miro a los ojos", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Gerardo Garciacano Hinojosa) (Simone von Büren) , "Cuando te miro en los ojos", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 114.

1 Franz, Dresel: "alles Leid"
2 Wolf: "Dann"

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2. When into thine eyes I gaze [sung text not yet checked]

When into thine eyes I gaze
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3. Im Rhein [sung text not yet checked]

[Im]1 Rhein, [im]1 [schönen]2 Strome,
Da spiegelt sich in den [Well'n]3
Mit seinem großen Dome
Das [große, heil'ge]4 Köln.

Im Dom da steht ein Bildnis,
Auf [goldnem Leder]5 gemalt;
In meines Lebens Wildnis
Hat's freundlich [hineingestrahlt]6.

Es schweben Blumen und Eng'lein
Um unsre liebe Frau;
Die Augen, die Lippen, die Wänglein,
Die gleichen der Liebsten genau.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "En el Rin, el bonic riu", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "In Keulen hoor ik het dond'ren", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De Rijn, die stroom o zo prachtig", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "In the Rhine, in the fair stream", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Arthur Westbrook) , "In the Rhine, that noble river"
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 11, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Στον Ρήνο, στο ιερό ποτάμι", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Nel Reno, nel sacro fiume", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "En el Rin, el santo río", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 120.

1 Hollmann, Urspruch: "Am" / "am"; further changes may exist for Hollmann's setting, not shown above.
2 originally, "heiligen"; Schumann and Franz use this version.
3 Liszt: "Wellen"
4 Liszt, Urspruch: "große, das heilige"
5 Franz: "goldenem Grunde"; Urspruch "goldenes Leder"
6 Urspruch: "herein gestrahlt"

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3. On the Rhine the beautiful river [sung text not yet checked]

On the Rhine the beautiful river
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4. Thou art so like a flower [sung text not yet checked]

Thou art so like a flower,
So pure, and fair and kind;
I gaze on thee, and sorrow
Then in my heart I find.

It seems as though I must lay then
My hand upon thy brow,
Praying that God may preserve thee,
As pure and fair as now.

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4. Du bist wie eine Blume [sung text not yet checked]

Du bist wie eine Blume
[so hold und schön und rein;]1
ich schau' dich an, und Wehmut
schleicht mir ins Herz hinein.

Mir ist, als ob ich die Hände
aufs Haupt dir legen sollt',
[betend]2, daß [Gott dich]3 erhalte
[so rein und schön und hold.]1

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Ting Chung Wang) , "你像朵鮮花", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Wijtse Rodenburg) , "Jij bent als een bloem", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Jij bent mij als een bloemkelk", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Thou art, as is a flower", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "A Flow'ret thou resemblest"
  • ENG English [singable] (Charles Fonteyn Manney) , "Thou art lovely as a flower", first published 1911
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "You are like a flower", copyright © 2012
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Valter Juva) , "Kuin kukka olet kaino"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Tu sei come un fiore", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POL Polish (Polski) (Stanisław Budziński) , "Ty jesteś jakoby kwiecie...", first published 1886
  • POL Polish (Polski) (Władysław Bełza) , "Jesteś jak kwiatek wiośniany..."
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "És como uma flor", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Eduardo Borja Illescas) , "Eres como una flor", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Gerardo Garciacano Hinojosa) (Simone von Büren) , "Eres como una flor", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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1 Ander: "So schön, so rein und hold" the first time, and the original line the second time; Chadwick: "so schön, so hold, so rein"; Mayer: "so hold, so schön und rein" the first time and "so rein, so schön und hold" the second time; in many settings by various composers, this line is altered to "so rein, so schön, so hold"
2 Dreyschock: "und beten"
3 Liszt: "dich Gott"

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6. In tears through the woods I wander [sung text not yet checked]

In tears through the woods I wander
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7. Mein Kind, wir waren Kinder [sung text not yet checked]

Mein Kind, wir waren Kinder,
Zwei Kinder, klein und froh;
Wir krochen ins Hühnerhäuschen,
Versteckten uns unter das Stroh.

Wir krähten wie die Hähne,
Und kamen Leute vorbei -
"Kikereküh!" sie glaubten,
Es wäre Hahnengeschrei.

Die Kisten auf unserem Hofe,
Die tapezierten wir aus,
Und wohnten drin beisammen,
Und machten ein vornehmes Haus.

Des Nachbars alte Katze
Kam öfters zum Besuch;
Wir machten ihr Bückling' und Knickse
Und Komplimente genug.

Wir haben nach ihrem Befinden
Besorglich und freundlich gefragt;
Wir haben seitdem dasselbe
Mancher alten Katze gesagt.

Wir saßen auch oft und sprachen
Vernünftig, wie alte Leut',
Und klagten, wie alles besser
Gewesen zu unserer Zeit;

Wie Lieb' und Treu' und Glauben
Verschwunden aus der Welt,
Und wie so teuer der Kaffee,
Und wie so rar das Geld! ---

Vorbei sind die Kinderspiele,
Und alles rollt vorbei -
Das Geld und die Welt und die Zeiten,
Und Glauben und Lieb' und Treu'.

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7. Ballad of the Children [sung text not yet checked]

My child, we two were children,
As lively as ever you saw
We crept into the hen-coop,
and hid there beneath the straw.

And there like cocks crowed loudly
While folks went passing by.
"Kickerykoo!" They fancied
'Twas really the cocks' own cry.

The chests that lay in the courtyard,
With paper overlaid,
And there we lived together;
An excellent house we made.

The old cat of our neighbor
Would visit us at whiles
We gave her bows and curt'sies
And compliments and smiles.

After her health we enquired
Gravely when ever she came
To many an ancient Tabby
since then we have done the same.

We talked like grown folks sagely
And sat there oft and long,
Complaining how things had alter'd
Since the days when we were young

How love and faith and friendship
Had vanished, the world was bare
How dear were tea and coffee
And money had grown so rare...

Those childish games are over 
All things roll on with youth
Money the world and the seasons
And love and faith and truth.

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8. In dreams I've wept, oh! so sadly [sung text not yet checked]

In dreams I've wept, oh! so sadly
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8. Ich hab' im Traum geweinet [sung text not yet checked]

Ich hab' im [Traum]1 geweinet,
Mir träumte, du lägest im Grab.
Ich wachte auf, und die Träne 
Floß noch von der Wange herab.

Ich hab' im Traum geweinet,
Mir träumt', du verließest mich.
Ich wachte auf, und ich weinte
Noch lange bitterlich.

Ich hab' im Traum geweinet,
Mir träumte, du [wär'st mir noch]2 gut.
Ich wachte auf, und noch immer
Strömt meine Tränenflut.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "He plorat en somnis", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Ik droomde dat je dood was", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Al dromend moest ik huilen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "I wept in my dream", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 55, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Έκλαψα στο όνειρό μου", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Ho pianto in sogno", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "He llorado en sueños", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 159.

1 Franz: "Traume", passim.
2 Loewe: "bliebest mir"

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9. Ballad of the mermaid [sung text not yet checked]

The evening shades are falling,
   The sea-fog spreads with night.
Mysterious waters are calling,
   There rises something white.

The mermaid comes from the ocean,
   Beside me sitting down;
Her white breast's breathing motion,
   I see through the gossamer gown.

And she doth clasp and hold me,
   In passionate, painful way.
Too close thou dost enfold me,
   Thou lovely water fay!

"Within mine arms I hide thee,
   With all my strength enfold,
I warm myself beside thee,
   The night is far too cold."

Paler the moon is growing
   Through shadowy vapors gray.
Thine eyes with tears are flowing,
   Thou lovely water fay!

"With tears they are not flowing.
   As I from waves did rise,
Forth from the ocean going,
   A drop fell in mine eyes."

The sea-mews moan, entreating,
   What does the mad surf say?
Thy heart is wildly beating,
   Thou lovely water fay!

"My heart is beating sadly
   And wild as ever it can,
Because I love thee madly,
   Thou lovely son of man."

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9. Lied der Wasserfee [sung text not yet checked]

Der Abend kommt gezogen,
Der Nebel bebeckt die See;
Geheimnisvoll rauschen die Wogen,
Da steigt es weiss in die Höh.

Die Meerfrau steig aus den Wellen,
Und setzt sich zu mir, am Strand;
Die weissen Brüste quellen
Hervor aus dem Schleiergewand.

Sie drückt mich und sie presst mich
Und tut mir fast ein Weh; -
Du drückst ja viel zu fest mich,
Du schöne Wasserfee!

"Ich presse dich, in meinen Armen,
Und drücke dich mit Gewalt;
Ich will bei dir erwarmen,
Der Abend ist so kalt."

Der Mond schaut immer blasser
Aus dämmriger Wolkenhöh; -
Dein Auge wird trüber und nasser,
Du schöne Wasserfee!

"Es wird nicht trüber und nasser,
Mein Aug ist nass und trüb,
Weil, als ich stieg aus dem Wasser,
Ein Tropfen im Auge blieb."

Die Möwen schrillen kläglich,
Es grollt und brandet die See; -
Dein Herz pocht wild beweglich,
Du schöne Wasserfee!

"Mein Herz pocht wild beweglich,
Es pocht beweglich wild,
Weil ich dich liebe unsäglich,
Du liebes Menschenbild!"

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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10. I fain would outpour all my sorrows [sung text not yet checked]

I fain would outpour all my sorrows
   In a single word to-day.
To the merry winds I would trust it,
   They would merrily bear it away.

They would bear it to thee, my darling,
   The word of sorrowful grace.
Thou should'st hear it at ever hour,
   Thous shouldst hear it in every place.

And scarce in the midnight darkness
   Shouldst thou close thine eyes in sleep,
Ere my whispered word, it would follow,
   Though thy dream were ever so deep.

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10. Ich wollt', meine Schmerzen ergössen sich [sung text not yet checked]

Ich wollt, meine [Schmerzen ergössen]1
Sich all in ein [einziges]2 Wort,
Das gäb ich den [lustigen]3 Winden,
Die trügen es lustig fort.

Sie tragen zu dir, Geliebte,
Das [schmerzerfüllte]4 Wort;
Du hörst es zu jeder Stunde,
Du hörst es an jedem Ort.

Und hast du zum nächtlichen Schlummer
Geschlossen die Augen kaum,
So wird [dich mein Wort]5 verfolgen
Bis in den tiefsten Traum.

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ik wou dat mijn smart zich tezamen", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Siân Goldthorpe) (Christian Stein) , "I wish my pain would flow into a single word", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Je voudrais que mes peines s'écoulent", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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1 Mendelssohn: "Lieb' ergösse" (love would flow)
2 Mendelssohn: "einzig"
3 Mendelssohn: "lust'gen" and, in some editions "luft'gen" (airy)
4 Mendelssohn: "lieb-erfüllte" (love-filled)
5 Mendelssohn: "mein Bild dich"

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