by Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki (1880 - 1918), as Guillaume Apollinaire
Translation © by Ingrid Schmithüsen

Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER GER
Une femme qui pleurait
  Eh ! Oh ! Ha !
Des soldats qui passaient
  Eh ! Oh ! Ha !
Un éclusier qui pêchait
  Eh ! Oh ! Ha !
Les tranchées qui blanchissaient
  Eh ! Oh ! Ha !
Des obus qui pétaient
  Eh ! Oh ! Ha !
Des allumettes qui ne prenaient pas
  Et tout
    A tant changé
      En moi
      Sauf mon Amour
        Eh ! Oh ! Ha !


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Korin Kormick) , "Mutation", copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Ingrid Schmithüsen) , "Veränderung", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Julia Henning) , "Veränderung", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 17
Word count: 73

Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Eine Frau die weinte
     Eh! Oh! Ha!
Soldaten die vorbeimarschierten
     Eh! Oh! Ha!
Ein Schleuser der angelte
     Eh! Oh! Ha!
Die gekälkten Schützengräben
     Eh! Oh! Ha!
Granaten die explodierten
     Eh! Oh! Ha!
Streichhölzer die nicht zündeten
     Und alles
          Hat sich derart verändert
               In mir
               Außer meiner Liebe
                    Eh! Oh! Ha!


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This text was added to the website: 2013-05-30
Line count: 17
Word count: 51