by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)

Die Lehre
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Mutter zum Bienelein:
"Hüt dich vor Kerzenschein!"
Doch was die Mutter spricht,
Bienelein achtet nicht;

Schwirret ums Licht herum,
Schwirret mit Sum-sum-sum,
Hört nicht die Mutter schrein:
"Bienelein! Bienelein!"

Junges Blut, tolles Blut,
Treibt in die Flammenglut,
Treibt in die Flamm hinein, -
"Bienelein! Bienelein !"

's flackert nun lichterrot,
Flamme gab Flammentod; -
Hüt dich vor Mägdelein,
Söhnelein! Söhnelein!

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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 DUT ; composed by Frederick C. Fairbanks.
  • Also set in English, a translation by A. Grein DUT ; composed by Alfred de Kaiser.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Maurice Dufresne (d. 1953) DUT ; composed by Tibor Harsányi.

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