by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Christakis Poumbouris

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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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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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

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Αχ πώς οι καημοί μου να μπαίναν
Language: Greek (Ελληνικά)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Αχ πώς οι καημοί μου να μπαίναν
Σε λέξη μια μόνο απλή,
Κεφάτοι αγέρες να παίρναν
Τη λέξη’ απ’ εδώ εκεί.

Σε σέ να την παν, πανώρια,
Των πόνων λέξη’ ευθύς,
Ν’ ακούεις σε κάθε ώρα,
Ν’ ακούς όπου κι αν βρεθείς.

Το μάτι σου’ ακόμα πριν κλείσει,
Τη νύκτα να κοιμηθείς,
Η λέξη θα σε κυνηγήσει,
Βαθιά’ αν ονειρευθείς.

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Note: this is a translation of the original poem without Mendelssohn's changes. For a translation of Mendelssohn's version, see the other Greek translation.

Translations of title(s):
"Mein Wort" = "[missing]"
"Ich wollt meine Schmerzen ergössen sich all'" = "[missing]"
"Ich wollt meine Lieb ergösse sich" = "[missing]"
"Ich wollt', meine Schmerzen ergössen : aus Die Heimkehr" = "[missing]"
"Ich wollt'" = "[missing]"
"Ich wollt', meine Schmerzen ergössen" = "Αχ πώς οι καημοί μου να μπαίναν"
"Ich wollt', meine Schmerzen" = "[missing]"
"Lied" = "[missing]"
"Das Eine Wort" = "[missing]"
"Ich wollt', meine Schmerzen ergössen sich" = "[missing]"


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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Greek (Ελληνικά) copyright © 2018 by Christakis Poumbouris, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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