by August Kopisch (1799 - 1853)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Blindekuh
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FIN FRE
Im Finstern geh' ich suchen,
Mein Kind, wo steckst du wohl?
Ach, sie versteckt sich immer,
Daß ich verschmachten soll!

Im Finstern geh' ich suchen,
Mein Kind, wo steckst du wohl?
Ich, der den Ort nicht finde,
Ich irr' im Kreis umher!

Wer um dich stirbt,
Der hat keine Ruh'!
Kindchen erbarm dich,
Und komm herzu! 
Ja, komm herzu,
Herzu, herzu!

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Blindemannetje", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Blind man's bluff", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Milla Valkeasuo) , "Sokkoleikki", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Colin-maillard", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:37
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Word count: 61

Blind man's bluff
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
In darkness I go searching,
My child, where have you hidden yourself?
Oh, she always hides,
And I shall pine away!

In darkness I go searching,
My child, where have you hidden yourself?
I, who never find the hiding-place,
I wander around in a circle!

He who dies for you,
He will have no peace.
Child, have pity
And come here!
Yes, come here,
Here, here!

Authorship

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

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:37
Line count: 14
Word count: 66