Six songs by Heinrich Heine

Song Cycle by William Noel Johnson (1863 - 1916)

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1. 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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1. As fair as is a flower [sung text not yet checked]

As fair as is a flower
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2. Dear, when I look into thine eyes  [sung text not yet checked]

Dear, when I look into thine eyes,
My deepest sorrow straightway flies;
But when I kiss thy mouth, ah, then
No thought remains of bygone pain!

And when I lean upon thy breast,
No dream of heaven could be more blest;
But, when thou say'st thou lovest me,
I fall to weeping bitterly.

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

  • 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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3. Thy face [sung text not yet checked]

Thy face
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4. Du schönes Fischermädchen [sung text not yet checked]

Du schönes Fischermädchen,
Treibe den Kahn an's Land;
Komm zu [mir und setze]1 dich nieder,
Wir kosen Hand in Hand.

Leg' an mein Herz dein Köpfchen,
Und fürchte dich nicht [zu]2 sehr,
[Vertrau'st du dich]3 doch sorglos
Täglich dem wilden Meer.

Mein Herz gleicht ganz dem Meere,
Hat Sturm und Ebb' und Fluth,
Und manche schöne Perle
In seiner Tiefe ruht.4

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La jove pescadora", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Het vissersmeisje", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "You beautiful fishermaiden", copyright ©, (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 [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist)
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) [singable] (Émile Deschamps)
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Toi, jolie fille du pêcheur", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "La pescatrice", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "어부 아가씨", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POL Polish (Polski) (Aleksander Kraushar) , "Rybaczko piękna, miła", appears in Pieśni Heinego, in Powrót, no. 8, first published 1880
  • POL Polish (Polski) (Stanisław Budziński) , no title, first published 1886
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Confirmed with Buch der Lieder von H. Heine. Hamburg bei Hoffmann und Campe. 1827, page 186; and with Reisebilder von H. Heine. Erster Theil. Hamburg, bey Hoffmann und Campe. 1826, page 12.

First published as number XII of Drei und dreißig Gedichte von H. Heine in Der Gesellschafter oder Blätter für Geist und Herz. Herausgegeben von F. W. Gubitz. Achter Jahrgang. Berlin, 1824. In der Maurerschen Buchhandlung. Sonnabend den 27. März. 50stes Blatt, page 246.

1 Meyerbeer: "mir, setz"
2 Dresel: "so"
3 Dresel: "Trauest du"
4 Meyerbeer adds:
Komm! Komm!
Du schönes Fischermädchen, komm, komm,
Wir kosen Hand in Hand.
Komm! Komm! Komm!

Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

4. Thou beauteous fishermaiden [sung text not yet checked]

Thou beauteous fishermaiden
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5. I wept hot tears for thee [sung text not yet checked]

I wept hot tears for thee
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5. 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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6. Die Lotosblume ängstigt [sung text not yet checked]

Die Lotosblume ängstigt
Sich vor der Sonne Pracht
Und mit gesenktem Haupte
Erwartet sie träumend die Nacht.

Der Mond, [der]1 ist ihr Buhle
Er weckt sie mit seinem Licht,
Und ihm entschleiert sie freundlich
Ihr [frommes]2 Blumengesicht,

Sie blüht und glüht und leuchtet
Und starret stumm in die Höh';
Sie duftet und weinet und zittert
Vor Liebe und Liebesweh.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , "La flor de lotus", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De lotusbloem is angstig", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Lawrence Snyder) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , "Lotus blossom", appears in Poems and translations, first published 1867
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La fleur de lotus", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 10, first published 1827
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il fiore di loto", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "A flor de lótus", copyright © 2011, (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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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 119.

1 Loewe: "das"
2 Franz: "holdes"

Research team for this text: Lawrence Snyder , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] , Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]