by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)

Am Kreuzweg wird begraben
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Am Kreuzweg wird begraben
Wer selber sich brachte um;
Dort wächst eine blaue Blume,
Die Armesünderblum'.

Am Kreuzweg stand ich und seufzte;
Die Nacht war kalt und stumm.
Im Mondschein bewegte sich langsam
Die Armesünderblum'.

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 166.


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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 Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Gentil Theodoor Antheunis (1840 - 1907) ; composed by Edgar Pierre Joseph Tinel.
  • Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Frank Valentin Van der Stucken.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Maude Valérie White (1855 - 1937) , "The cross-roads" ; composed by Maude Valérie White.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Pierre-René Hirsch (1870 - 1891) [an adaptation] and by Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz (1864 - 1955) [an adaptation] ; composed by Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz.
  • Also set in Slovenian (Slovenščina), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Josip Ipavec.

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