by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Vergiftet sind meine Lieder;
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE FRE IRI POR
Vergiftet sind meine Lieder; -
Wie könnt es anders sein?
Du hast mir ja Gift gegossen
Ins blühende Leben hinein.

Vergiftet sind meine Lieder; -
Wie könnt es anders sein?
Ich trag' im Herzen viel Schlangen,
Und dich, Geliebte mein.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 155.


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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)

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Poisoned are my songs", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Mes chants sont empoisonnés", 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
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "As minhas canções estão envenenadas", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2016-12-02 21:15:43
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Word count: 40

Poisoned are my songs
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Poisoned are my songs -
 how could it be otherwise?
 You have poured poison
 into my blossoming life.
 
 Poisoned are my songs -
 how could it be otherwise?
 I bear in my heart many snakes,
 and you, my beloved!

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33
Line count: 8
Word count: 40