by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation by Edgar Alfred Bowring (1826 - 1911)

Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG FIN FRE GRE HEB ITA SPA
Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen,
Trompeten schmettern [drein]1;
Da tanzt [wohl]2 den Hochzeitreigen
Die Herzallerliebste mein.

Das ist ein Klingen und Dröhnen,
[Von Pauken und Schalmei'n]3;
Dazwischen schluchzen und stöhnen
Die [guten]4 Engelein.

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 127.

1 Schumann: "darein"
2 added by Schumann.
3 Schumann: "Ein Pauken und ein Schalmei'n"
4 Schumann: "lieblichen"

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  • Also set in Basque (Euskara), a translation by Arregui ; composed by Pablo Sorozábal.
  • Also set in Czech (Čeština), a translation by J. Kühnlova ; composed by Karel Boleslav Jirák.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Mary Grant Carmichael.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Elisabeth M. Lockwood (1856 - ?) ; composed by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Valery Gavrilin.
  • Also set in Spanish (Español), a translation by Pablo Sorozábal (b. 1887) ; composed by Pablo Sorozábal.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Això és un tocar de flautes i violins", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Als bruid en bruidegom kussen!", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Dat is me een fluiten en baltsen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "There is a fluting and fiddling", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Edgar Alfred Bowring) , appears in The Poems of Heine Complete, first published 1861
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 20, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Με τραγούδι από βιολιά και φλ&", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "E' un suono di flauti e violini", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Esas son flautas y violines", copyright © 2007, (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: 2016-12-02 19:35:24
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Word count: 34

The flutes and fiddles are sounding
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The flutes and fiddles are sounding, 
The trumpets ringing clear;
In the wedding dance is bounding
My heart's own mistress dear.

The shawms and kettle-drums vying
In noisy chorus I hear;
But meanwhile good angels are sighing
And weeping many a tear.

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Text added to the website: 2009-03-14 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
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