by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Lawrence Snyder, Rebecca Plack

Mit deinen blauen Augen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Mit deinen blauen Augen
Siehst du mich [lieblich]1 an,
Da ward mir so träumend zu Sinne,
Daß ich nicht sprechen kann.
 
An deinen blauen Augen
Gedenk' ich allerwärts:
Ein Meer von blauen Gedanken
Ergießt sich über mein Herz.

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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):

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Percy Lee Atherton.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Garnet Wolseley Cox.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Marguerite Radclyffe Hall.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Louis Napoleon Parker (1852 - 1944) ; composed by Louis Napoleon Parker.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Bernardino Zendrini (1839 - 1879) ; composed by Filippo Filippi.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Nikolay Vasil'yevich Berg (1824 - 1884) ; composed by César Antonovich Cui, Aleksey Konstantinovich Dreier, Konstantin Nikolayevich Startsev, Dmitry Andreyevich Usatov.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Aleksandr Petrovich Koptyayev.
  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Fritz Arlberg.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Amb els teus ulls blaus", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Lawrence Snyder) (Rebecca Plack) , "With your blue eyes", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Avec tes yeux bleus", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Coi tuoi occhi azzurri", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Martin Zubiria) , "Con tus ojos zarcos", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Lawrence Snyder

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 38

With your blue eyes
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
With your blue eyes
You look at me lovingly,
Then my senses grow so dreamy
That I cannot speak.

Of your blue eyes
I am reminded everywhere:
A sea of blue thoughts
Pours forth over my heart.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Lawrence Snyder and Rebecca Plack, (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 between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 37