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Ich wollt, meine Schmerzen ergössen

Language: German

Ich wollt, meine [Schmerzen ergössen]1
Sich all in ein [einziges]2 Wort,
Das gäb ich den [lustigen]3 Winden,
Die trügen es lustig fort.

Sie tragen zu dir, Geliebte,
Das [schmerzerfüllte]4 Wort;
Du hörst es zu jeder Stunde,
Du hörst es an jedem Ort.

Und hast du zum nächtlichen Schlummer
Geschlossen die Augen kaum,
So wird [dich mein Wort]5 verfolgen
Bis in den tiefsten Traum.



Translation(s): FRE ENG RUS ENG DUT

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1 Mendelssohn: "Lieb' ergösse" (love would flow)
2 Mendelssohn: "einzig"
3 Mendelssohn: "lust'gen" and, in some editions "luft'gen" (airy)
4 Mendelssohn: "lieb-erfüllte" (love-filled)
5 Mendelssohn: "mein Bild dich"

Submitted by Siân Goldthorpe

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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)

Set in Russian, a translation by Lev Aleksandrovich Mey (1822 - 1862) , no title, published 1859 DUT ENG FRE Set in English, a translation by Emma Lazarus (1849 - 1887) , title unknown, from Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine DUT RUS FRE
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Je voudrais que mes peines s'écoulent", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Siân Goldthorpe) (Christian Stein) , "I wish my pain would flow into a single word", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ik wou dat mijn smart zich tezamen", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Khotel by v jedinoje slovo

Language: Russian

 Khotel by v jedinoje slovo
 Ja slit' moju grust' i pechal',
 I brosit' to slovo na veter,
 Chtob veter unjos jego vdal'.

 I pust'-by to slovo pechali
 Po vetru k tebe doneslos',
 I pust'-by vsegda i povsjudu
 Ono [k]1 tebe v serdce lilos'.

 I jesli [b]2 ustalyje ochi
 Somknulis' pod grezoj nochnoj,
 O, pust'-by to slovo pechali
 Zvuchalo vo sne nad toboj!



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1 not set by Tchaikovsky
2 not set by Musorgsky

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-10.