by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation by Pavel Oblák

Ich will meine Seele tauchen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG FIN FRE GRE HEB ITA SPA
Ich will meine Seele tauchen
In den Kelch der Lilie hinein;
Die Lilie soll [klingend]1 hauchen
Ein Lied von der Liebsten mein.

Das Lied soll [schauern]2 und beben
Wie der Kuß von ihrem Mund,
Den sie mir einst gegeben
In wunderbar süßer Stund'.

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 115.

1 Raif: "klingen und"
2 Raif: "schau'rn"

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  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Philip Seward.
  • Also set in Slovenian (Slovenščina), a translation by Pavel Oblák ; composed by Josip Ipavec.
  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by John [Jacques] Jacobsson.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Vull endinsar la meva ànima", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Ik dompel dit liefdesliedje", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "In de kelk van de lelie wil 'k baden", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "I want to delve my soul", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John Todhunter) , appears in Heine's Book of Songs, first published 1907
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 7, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Θέλω να βουτήξω την ψυχή μου", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Voglio tuffare la mia anima", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POL Polish (Polski) (Aleksander Kraushar) , no title, appears in Pieśni Heinego, in Intermezzo, no. 7, first published 1880
  • POL Polish (Polski) (Stanisław Budziński) , no title
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Quiero zambullir mi alma", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: René Slot , Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor] , Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 43

Če mogel vzdihe bi srca utopiti
Language: Slovenian (Slovenščina)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Če mogel bi v lilije kelih 
Uto piti vzdihe srca,
Obljubljeni slavospevi
Bi vreli iz njega dna.

Tako bi vreli drhteči,
kot poljub drhtel je tvoj,
Ki pil sem z ustnic ljubečih
nekoč ga pobožno s teboj.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2009-03-13
Line count: 8
Word count: 37