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

Das ist ein schlechtes Wetter
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA SPA
Das ist ein schlechtes Wetter,
Es regnet und stürmt und schneit;
Ich sitze am Fenster und schaue
Hinaus in die Dunkelheit.

Da schimmert ein einsames Lichtchen,
Das wandelt langsam fort;
Ein Mütterchen mit dem Laternchen
Wankt über die Straße dort.

Ich glaube, Mehl und Eier
Und Butter kaufte sie ein;
Sie will einen Kuchen backen
Für's große Töchterlein.

Die liegt zu Hause im Lehnstuhl
Und blinzelt schläfrig ins Licht;
Die goldenen Locken wallen
Über das süße Gesicht.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "It is terrible weather", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Il fait mauvais temps", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Brutto tempo", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Juan Henríquez Concepción) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , copyright © 2018, (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: 16
Word count: 77

Il fait mauvais temps
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Il fait mauvais temps,
Il pleut, il vente, il neige ;
Assis à la fenêtre je regarde
Dehors dans l'obscurité.

Là une petite lumière solitaire brille,
Et avance lentement ;
Une mère munie d'une petite lanterne
Chancelle là-bas dans la rue.

Je crois qu'elle achète
De la farine, des œufs et du beurre ;
Elle va cuire un gâteau
Pour sa chère grande fille

Qui allongée dans un fauteuil,
Somnolente, papillote à la lumière ;
Ses boucles dorées ondulent
Sur son doux visage.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2009 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: 2009-04-01
Line count: 16
Word count: 83