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

Die Mitternacht war kalt und stumm
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Die Mitternacht war [kalt]1 und stumm;
Ich irrte klagend im Wald herum.
Ich habe die Bäum aus dem Schlaf gerüttelt;
Sie haben mitleidig die Köpfe geschüttelt.

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 165.

1 Gus: "so kalt"; further changes may exist not shown above.

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  • Also set in Basque (Euskara), a translation by Arregui FRE FRE ; composed by Pablo Sorozábal.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE FRE ; composed by Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov.
  • Also set in Spanish (Español), a translation by Pablo Sorozábal (b. 1887) FRE FRE ; composed by Pablo Sorozábal.

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Text added to the website: 2008-01-28 00:00:00
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Seul avec mon chagrin, j'arpentais à...
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Seul avec mon chagrin, j'arpentais à minuit
Le bois sombre où dormaient tous les arbres sans bruit;
Je les ai réveillés de ma voix indiscrète;
-- De pitié tous, ensemble, ils hochèrent la tête.

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Text added to the website: 2008-04-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-08-20 15:24:55
Line count: 4
Word count: 33