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

Selten habt ihr mich verstanden
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Selten habt ihr mich verstanden,
Selten auch verstand ich euch,
Nur wenn wir im Kot uns fanden,
So verstanden wir uns gleich.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-02-26
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Word count: 22

Vous m'avez rarement compris
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Vous m'avez rarement compris,
Je vous ai aussi rarement compris,
C'est seulement quand nous étions dans la fange,
Que nous nous sommes bien compris.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-04-27
Line count: 4
Word count: 24