by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Morgens steh' ich auf und frage
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Morgens steh' ich auf und frage:
Kommt feins Liebchen heut?
Abends sink' ich hin und klage:
Aus blieb sie auch heut.
 
In der Nacht mit meinem Kummer
lieg' ich schlaflos, [wach]1;
träumend, wie im halben Schlummer,
träumend wandle ich bei Tag.

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1 Schumann: "lieg ich wach"

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  • Also set in English, a translation (C. A. ) by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Frank Bridge.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Franz Hüffer (1843 - 1889) , "Morgens steh' ich auf und frage", appears in Poems Selected from Heinrich Heine, ed. by Kate Freiligrath Kroeker, London: Walter Scott, Limited, page 15, first published 1887 ; composed by Frank Bridge, William Bertram Collingwood, Florence Hull, William Noel Johnson.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Charles Fonteyn Manney.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), adapted by Joseph Suder (1892 - 1980) [an adaptation] ; composed by Joseph Suder.
  • Also set in Romanian (Română), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Sabin Vasile Drăgoi.
  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Ragnar Althén, Jacob Ekström.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "'s Morgens sta ik op en vraag ik", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Every morning I awake and ask", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "La mattina mi sveglio e domando", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 41

Le matin je me lève et me demande
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Le matin je me lève et me demande :
Ma bonne amie viendra‑t‑elle aujourd'hui ?
Le soir je me couche et je me plains :
Aujourd'hui encore, elle est restée dehors.

Durant la nuit, avec mon chagrin
Je suis couché, sans sommeil, [éveillé]1 ;
En rêvant, comme en un demi‑sommeil,
En rêvant, je déambule tout le jour.

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1 Schumann: "sans dormir"

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2008 by Pierre Mathé, (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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This text was added to the website: 2008-04-10
Line count: 8
Word count: 57