by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation by Charles Beltjens (1832 - 1890)

Dein Angesicht so lieb und schön
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Dein Angesicht so lieb und schön,
Das hab' ich jüngst im Traum gesehn,
Es ist so mild und engelgleich,
Und doch so bleich, so [schmerzenbleich]1.

Und nur die Lippen, die sind rot;
Bald aber küßt sie bleich der Tod.
Erlöschen wird das Himmelslicht,
Das aus den frommen Augen bricht.

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 114.

1 Schumann: "schmerzenreich" (full of pain)

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  • Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Gentil Theodoor Antheunis (1840 - 1907) ; composed by Edgar Pierre Joseph Tinel.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Herbert Baines.
  • Also set in English, a translation by A. Davenport ; composed by Edward Baxter Felton.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by William Noel Johnson.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Bertha Raab ; composed by Henry J. Lautz.

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Dans un rêve j'ai vu rayonner ton visage
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Dans un rêve j'ai vu rayonner ton visage ;
Tous les anges du Ciel l'admiraient au passage ;
Et cependant, sous sa pâleur.
Vaguement se devine on ne sait quel malheur.

J'ai cru voir sur ta bouche une rose fleurie :
Mais un jour par le temps chaque fleur est flétrie ;
Des plus beaux yeux l'éclat s'éteint :
C'est ainsi que le veut l'implacable destin !

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Text added to the website: 2008-04-02 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-08-20 14:44:52
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