by Émile Albert Kayenberg (1860 - 1929), as Albert Giraud
Translation by Otto Erich Hartleben (1864 - 1905)

Valse de Chopin
Language: French (Français) 
Comme un crachat sanguinolent,
De la bouche d'une phtisique,
Il tombe de cette musique
Un charme morbide et dolent.

Un son rouge - du rêve blanc
Avive la pâle tunique,
Comme un crachat sanguinolent
De la bouche d'une phtisique.

Le thème doux et violent
De la valse mélancolique
Me laisse une saveur physique,
Un fade arrière-goût troublant,
Comme un crachat sanguinolent.

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Valse de Chopin
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CHI ENG FRE ITA NYN
Wie ein blasser Tropfen Bluts
Färbt die Lippen einer Kranken,
Also ruht auf diesen Tönen
Ein vernichtungssüchtger Reiz.

Wilder Lust Accorde [stören]1
Der Verzweiflung eisgen Traum -
Wie ein blasser Tropfen Bluts
Färbt die Lippen einer Kranken.

Heiß und jauchzend, süß und schmachtend,
Melancholisch düstrer Walzer,
Kommst mir nimmer aus den Sinnen!
Haftest mir an den Gedanken,
Wie ein blasser Tropfen Bluts!

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Confirmed with Albert Giraud, Pierrot Lunaire, deutsch von Otto Erich Hartleben, Der Verlag deutscher Phantasten, Berlin, 1892, page 26.

1 Marx: "tönen"

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  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , title 1: "Ein vals av Chopin", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Mimmi Fulmer) (Ric Merritt) , title 1: "Chopin Waltz", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Valzer di Chopin", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) (Yen-Chiang Che) , title 1: "蕭邦圓舞曲", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Valse de Chopin", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2003-11-16 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-02-21 22:38:43
Line count: 13
Word count: 62