by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Ich hör' meinen Schatz
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Ich hör' meinen Schatz,
Den Hammer er schwinget,
Das rauschet, das klinget,
Das dringt in die Weite,
Wie Glockengeläute,
Durch Gassen und Platz.

Am schwarzen Kamin,
Da sitzet mein Lieber,
Doch geh' ich vorüber,
Die Bälge dann sausen,
Die Flammen aufbrausen
Und lodern um ihn.

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De smid", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I hear my sweetheart", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le forgeron", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ascolto il mio tesoro", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2015-01-28 11:28:25
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Word count: 45

I hear my sweetheart
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I hear my sweetheart -
The hammer he swings -
The rustling, the clinking,
Comes to me from afar,
Like the sound of bells,
Through streets and squares.

By the black fireplace
There my lover sits;
But if I pass by,
The bellows then whistle,
And the flames roar
And glow around him.

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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 10:01:52
Line count: 12
Word count: 53