by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Mein Wagen rollet langsam
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Mein Wagen rollet langsam
Durch lustiges Waldesgrün,
Durch blumige Taler, die zaubrisch
Im Sonnenglanze blühn.

Ich sitze und sinne und träume,
Und denk' an die Liebste mein;
Da grüßen drei Schattengestalten
Kopfnickend zum Wagen herein.

Sie hüpfen und schneiden Gesichter,
So spöttisch und doch so scheu,
Und quirlen wie Nebel zusammen,
Und kichern und huschen vorbei.

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 158.


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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "My cart rolls slowly", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 54, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il mio carro va piano", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2016-12-02 21:17:43
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Word count: 56

Ma voiture roule doucement
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ma voiture roule doucement
Dans la riante verdure de la forêt,
Parmi les fleurs des vallons , ensorcelante
Floraison sous l'éclat du soleil.

Je suis assis, songe et rêve,
Et pense à ma bien-aimée ;
Soudain trois ectoplasmes me saluent
D'un signe de tête s'invitant dans la voiture.

Ils sautillent et grimacent,
Si narquois et pourtant timides,
Et comme un tourbillon de brouillard,
Ils passent en trottant et en ricanant.

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Text added to the website: 2016-12-02 00:00:00
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