by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation by Franz Hüffer (1843 - 1889)

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 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 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


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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

Rising when the dawn still faint is
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Rising when the dawn still faint is,
  Asking, "Will she come?"
Late at eventide my plaint is,
  "Ah! she did not come!"

In the night-time with my sorrow
  Waking still I lie,
And the day-dream of the morrow
  Passes sadly by.

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Poet given as "F. Hueffler" in one score.

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Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2012-11-03
Line count: 8
Word count: 41