by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Ich wollt, meine Schmerzen ergössen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE GRE GRE
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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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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  • 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


Researcher for this text: Siân Goldthorpe

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33
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Ik wou dat mijn smart zich tezamen
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ik wou dat mijn [smart zich tezamen
Zou voegen]1 in één enkel woord;
Dat gaf ik de speelse winden,
Die droegen het spelend voort.
 
Zij dragen naar jou, geliefde,
['t Van pijn vervulde]2 woord;
Jij hoort het dan alle uren,
Je hoort het in ieder oord.
 
En heb je dan 's nachts om te slapen
De ogen maar amper dicht,
Dan zal [je mijn woord]3 vervolgen
In 't diepste droomgezicht.

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1 Mendelssohn: liefde tezamen / zou vloeien
2 Mendelssohn: het liefdezware
3 Mendelssohn: mijn beeld je

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Text added to the website: 2014-01-27 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:28
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