Translation © by Emily Ezust

Mein Herz ist zerrissen, du liebst mich...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE SPA
Mein Herz ist [zerrissen]1, du liebst mich nicht!
Du ließest mich's wissen, du liebst mich nicht!
Wiewol ich dir flehend und werbend erschien,
Und liebebeflissen, du liebst mich nicht!
Du hast es gesprochen, mit Worten gesagt,
Mit allzugewissen, du liebst mich nicht!
So soll ich die Sterne, so soll ich den Mond, 
Die Sonne vermissen? du liebst mich nicht!
Was blüht mir die Rose? was blüht der Jasmin?
Was blühn die Narzissen? du liebst mich nicht!

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Confirmed with Ghaselen von August Graf v. Platen Hallermünde. Erlangen Carl Heyder. 1821, page 15 (here as Ghasele no. 9); and with Gesammelte Werke des Grafen August von Platen. In Einem Band. Stuttgart und Tübingen, J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag. 1839, page 71.

1 Hauptmann: "zersplittert"; further changes may exist not shown above.

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Je houdt niet van mij", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "You do not love me", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Tu ne m'aimes pas", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Lewis Grenville) , "Tu no me amas", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-10-12 08:05:56
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Word count: 76

You do not love me
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
My heart has been torn to pieces: you do not love me!
You let me know that you do not love me!
Although I appeared before you, pleading and entreating,
And overflowing with love, you do not love me!
You have said so, with words,
With so much certainty: you do not love me!
Shall I now miss the stars, miss the moon,
And the sun? For you do not love me!
What is it to me that roses bloom, or jasmine;
What is it to me that the narcissus blooms? You do not love me!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:45
Line count: 10
Word count: 96