by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Ich hör' meinen Schatz
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT 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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Confirmed with: Uhlands Werke in drei Teilen, Erster Teil. Gedichte, herausgegeben von Adalbert Silbermann, Berlin, Leipzig, Wien, Stuttgart: Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong & Co., [no year given], page 37.


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 © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • 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

Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 45

Escolto el meu estimat
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Escolto el meu estimat
mentre colpeja amb el martell
que brunzeix i ressona
i se sent des de lluny,
com un repic de campanes,
a través de carrers i places.

Al costat de la forja
està el meu estimat,
quan jo passo per davant
aleshores xiulen les manxes,
s’ablama el foc
i flameja al seu voltant.

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Translations of title(s):
"Der Schmidt" = "El ferrer"
"Der Schmied" = "El ferrer"
"Ich hör meinen Schatz" = "Escolto el meu estimat"


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This text was added to the website: 2021-01-21
Line count: 12
Word count: 56