by Richard Engländer (1859 - 1919), as Peter Altenberg

Traurigkeit
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG NOR
Weinet, sanfte Mädchen -- -- -- -- --!
Solange Ihr weinet, tragt Ihr im traurigen Herzen die Welt!
Weinet, sanfte Mädchen -- -- --.
Haltet vor das bebende Antlitz die Hände -- -- --
Wenn ihr sie lächelnd senkt,
Ist es zu Ende!

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Confirmed with Peter Altenberg, „Traurigkeit“ in Jugend, Münchner Illustrierte Wochenschrift, Nr. 24 , 1900, page 403.


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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "Tristhet", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Sadness", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Virginia Knight , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 6
Word count: 34