by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Mag da draußen Schnee sich türmen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Mag da draußen Schnee sich türmen,
Mag es hageln, mag es stürmen,
Klirrend [an mein Fenster]1 schlagen,
Nimmer will ich mich beklagen!
Denn ich trage in der Brust
Liebchens Bild und Frühlingslust.

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1 Raff: "mir ans Fenster"

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Song", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (J. Wrey Mould)
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Song
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Let the snow pile up outdoors,
Let it hail, let it storm,
[Let it] rattle against my window,
Never shall I complain!
For I carry in my breast
The image of my beloved and the rapture of spring!

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Text added to the website: 2006-12-05 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:19
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