by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA POL POR SPA SWE
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen,
Mit der ich sonst viele Zeit verdorben,
Sie hat so lange [von mir nichts]1 vernommen,
Sie mag wohl glauben, ich sei gestorben.

Es ist mir auch gar nichts daran gelegen,
Ob sie mich für gestorben hält,
Ich kann auch gar nichts sagen dagegen,
Denn wirklich bin ich gestorben der Welt.

Ich bin gestorben dem [Weltgewimmel]2,
Und ruh' in einem stillen Gebiet.
Ich leb' allein [in mir und meinem]3 Himmel,
In meinem Lieben, in meinem Lied.

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1 Mahler: "nichts von mir"
2 Mahler: "Weltgetümmel"
3 Mahler: "in meinem"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "He esdevingut distant del món", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Hansa Krijgsman) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I am lost to the world", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Straniero al mondo sono diventato", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POL Polish (Polski) (Alicja Istigniejew) , "Jestem stracony dla świata", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Caê Vieira) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elena María Accinelli) , "He desaparecido del mundo", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SWE Swedish (Svenska) (Yvonne Helander) , "Jag har släppt taget om världen", 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: 12
Word count: 81

Je suis perdu pour le monde
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Je suis perdu pour le monde,
Avec qui j'ai perdu beaucoup de temps ;
Il n'a rien entendu de moi depuis si longtemps,
Qu'il peut bien me croire mort !

Et il m'importe peu
Si le monde pense que je suis mort.
Je ne peux rien y redire,
Car je suis vraiment mort au monde.

Je suis mort au tumulte du monde
Et je repose dans une région tranquille.
Je vis seul dans mon ciel,
Dans mon amour, dans mon chant.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Guy Laffaille, (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: 2009-06-08
Line count: 12
Word count: 81