by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Jan Rot

Aus alten Märchen winkt es
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG FIN FRE GRE HEB ITA SPA
Aus alten Märchen winkt es
Hervor mit weißer Hand,
Da singt es und da klingt es
Von einem Zauberland;

Wo bunte Blumen blühen
Im gold'nen Abendlicht,
Und lieblich duftend glühen,
Mit bräutlichem Gesicht;

Und grüne Bäume singen
Uralte Melodei'n,
Die Lüfte heimlich klingen,
Und Vögel schmettern drein;

Und Nebelbilder steigen
Wohl aus der Erd' hervor,
Und tanzen luft'gen Reigen
Im wunderlichen Chor; 

Und blaue Funken brennen
An jedem Blatt und Reis,
Und rote Lichter rennen
Im irren, wirren Kreis;

Und laute Quellen brechen
Aus wildem Marmorstein.
Und seltsam in den Bächen
Strahlt fort der Widerschein. 

Ach, könnt' ich dorthin kommen,
Und dort mein Herz erfreu'n,
Und aller Qual entnommen,
Und frei und selig sein!

Ach! jenes Land der Wonne,
Das seh' ich oft im Traum,
Doch kommt die Morgensonne,
Zerfließt's wie eitel Schaum.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 148.

Note: this is the original version. Later editions had many changes.

Authorship

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Set in a modified version by Edna Frida Pietsch.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "De vells contes em fa signes", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Uit vieze filmpjes weet je", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Uit oude sprookjes wenkt het", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "From old fairy tales beckons", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Από τα βάθη των παλιών θρύλων", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Dalle vecchie fiabe qualcosa mi chiama", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Desde los viejos cuentos", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: René Slot , Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2016-12-02 21:04:41
Line count: 32
Word count: 133

Uit vieze filmpjes weet je
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Uit vieze filmpjes weet je
 Geluksland is dichtbij
 Vergeten door poëten
 Want daar maakt liefde blij;

 Waar prinsen en prinsesjes
 Zich vlijen aan je zij
 Die krijgen liefdeslesjes
 Zij bloempjes, jij de bij

 Die liggen met hun kontjes
 De hele dag omhoog
 En al die natte mondjes
 We houden het niet droog

 En zware lichtmatrozen
 Die houden trouw de wacht
 Terwijl wij minnekozen
 De hele lange nacht

 En hebben ze verdrietjes
 Zing je ze teder toe
 Met lieve liefdesliedjes
 Vol `me and I love you'

 En als je `ns wil slapen
 Dan kruipen ze erbij
 Een apenrots vol schapen
 Een tienerboerderij

 Ach, kon ik zo maar leven
 Dan had de liefde zin
 't Is moeilijk toe te geven
 k Geloof er niet meer in

 Een nachtzoen van mijn kussen
 Een vaste hand in bed
 Geluksland wenkt ondertussen
 Nee, 's nachts heb ik zo'n pret
 Da'k nooit mijn wekker zet.

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32
Line count: 33
Word count: 150