by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 - 1838)
Translation © by Maryanna Morthensen

An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CHI DAN DUT ENG ENG FRE HEB ITA NOR RUS
An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust,
Du meine Wonne, du meine Lust!

Das Glück ist die Liebe, die Lieb' ist das Glück,
Ich [hab' es]1 gesagt und nehm's nicht zurück.

Hab' [überglücklich]2 mich geschätzt
Bin überglücklich aber jetzt.

Nur die da säugt, nur die da liebt
Das Kind, dem sie die Nahrung giebt;

Nur eine Mutter weiß allein,
Was lieben heißt und glücklich sein.

O, wie bedaur' ich doch den Mann,
Der Mutterglück nicht fühlen kann!

[Du schauest mich an und lächelst dazu,
Du lieber, lieber Engel, du!]3

An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust,
Du meine Wonne, du meine Lust!

Louis Ferdinand sets stanzas 1-3, 7-8

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Adelbert von Chamisso, Neunzehnte Auflage (19th edition), Berlin, Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1869, pages 14-15.

Modernized spelling would change "giebt" to "gibt"
1 Loewe: "hab's"
2 Schumann: "überschwenglich"
3 Schumann: order of lines reversed.

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Mei Foong Ang) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DAN Danish (Dansk) (Maryanna Morthensen) , "Ved mit hjerte, ved mit bryst", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Hier in mijn armen, hier aan mijn borst", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Daniel Platt) , "At my heart, at my breast", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Kyle Gee) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Sur mon cœur, sur mon sein", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) (Tsippora Samberg) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Sul mio cuore, sul mio petto", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Natalia Vyshynska) , "В моём сердце, в моей груди", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2015-01-08 13:36:01
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Ved mit hjerte, ved mit bryst
Language: Danish (Dansk)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ved mit hjerte, ved mit bryst,
du min fryd, du min lyst!

Lykken er at elske, at elske er lykken,
det har jeg sagt, og det står jeg ved.

Har følt mig helt overvældet,
men er nu overlykkelig.

Kun hun, som giver bryst, kun hun, som elsker
barnet, hun giver næring til;

en mor er den eneste, der ved,
hvad det vil sige at elske og være lykkelig.

Åh, hvor er det synd for den mand,
der ikke kan føle moderens lykke!

Du kære, kære engel, du!
Du kigger på mig og smiler endda,

ved mit hjerte, ved mit bryst,
du min fryd, du min lyst!

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Text added to the website: 2014-02-16 00:00:00
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