by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)
Translation © by Yvonne Helander

Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FIN FRE ITA POR SPA SWE
Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!
Meine Augen schlag' ich nieder,
Wie ertappt auf böser That;
Selber darf ich nicht getrauen,
Ihrem Wachsen zuzuschauen:
Deine Neugier ist Verrath.

Bienen, wenn sie Zellen bauen,
Lassen auch nicht zu sich schauen,
Schauen selber auch nicht zu.
[Wann]1 die reichen Honigwaben
Sie zu Tag gefördert haben,
Dann vor allen nasche du!

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1 Mahler: "Wenn"

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "No miris les meves cançons!", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Look not into my songs!", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Non curiosare fra i miei canti!", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Caê Vieira) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elena María Accinelli) , "¡No miréis mis canciones!", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SWE Swedish (Svenska) (Yvonne Helander) , "Tjuvkika inte på mina sånger", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48
Line count: 12
Word count: 58

Tjuvkika inte på mina sånger
Language: Swedish (Svenska)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Tjuvkika inte på mina sånger
Jag blygs, jag fylls av ånger
Som ertappad med charlataneri.
Själv jag ger mig ingen tid
Att granskande stå bredvid
Din nyfikenhet är förräderi!

Bina, då de bygger sina celler,
Ej tillåter någon insyn heller
De tittar alls ej själva på.
Men när så honungen är klar
Efter dessa arbetstyngda da'r
Du blir den förste som bjuds därpå!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Swedish (Svenska) copyright © 2006 by Yvonne Helander, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2006-03-25 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:17
Line count: 12
Word count: 63