by Karl Stieler (1842 - 1885)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Es klingt der Lärm der Welt
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Es klingt der Lärm der Welt, -
Ich hör' ihn nimmer;
Denn nur was du gesagt,
Das hör' ich immer.

Die Menschen schau'n mich an, -
Kaum denk' ich dessen;
Ich hab' sie alle ja
Um dich vergessen.

O, laß mich schweigen doch,
Mein Lieb, mein Eden!
Du hast mich stumm geküßt -
Ich kann nicht reden!

Ich gab ja alles her,
Nichts ist mir blieben;
Ich kann nur Eines mehr -
Dich lieben, lieben!

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Wanderzeit. Ein Liederbuch von Karl Stieler, Stuttgart, Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp., 1882, page 26.


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Song of a woman", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant de femme", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2008-10-25
Line count: 16
Word count: 75

Song of a woman
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The noise of the world clangs forth, -
I never hear it;
For only what you said,
That is what I always hear.

People look at me,-
I hardly think about that;
For I have forgotten all of them
Because of you.

Oh, let me fall silent,
My love, my Eden!
You have kissed me mute -
I can no longer speak!

I have offered up everything,
Nothing remains my own;
I can only do one thing more -
To love you, love you!


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This text was added to the website: 2012-05-22
Line count: 16
Word count: 84