by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Ich hab dich geliebet und liebe dich...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Ich hab dich geliebet und liebe dich noch!
Und fiele die Welt zusammen,
Aus ihren Trümmern stiegen doch
[Hervor]1 meiner Liebe Flammen.

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 150.

1 Végh: "Empor"

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  • ENG English (Charles Godfrey Leland) , from The works of Heinrich Heine, first published 1900
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 44, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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I loved you once and I love you still!
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I loved you once and I love you still!
And though the world may collapse,
From its rubble nevertheless
The flames of my love would arise.

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Translations of title(s):
"Meiner Seele bist du ein Theil" = "You are a part of my soul"
"Ich hab dich geliebet" = "I loved you once"
"Ich hab dich geliebet und liebe dich noch" = "I loved you once and I love you still"
"Ich hab' dich geliebt und liebe dich noch" = "I loved you once and I love you still"
"Wunsch" = "Wish"
"Meine liebe Flammenn" = "The flames of my love"
"Ich hab' dich geliebt" = "I loved you once"
"Zu Ende" = "At an end"
"Ich habe dich geliebet" = "I loved you once"
"Ewige Liebe" = "Eternal love"


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