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Mein Herz ist leer

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mein Herz ist leer,
Ich liebe dich 
nicht mehr.

Erfülle mich!
Ich rufe bitterlich 
nach dir.

Im Traume zeig 
dich mir
und neig 
dich zu mir her!

Erfülle mich
mit dir 
auf ewiglich!

Ich trag's nicht mehr. --
Ich liebe dich 
zu sehr.

Translation(s): FIN ENG FRE


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 Finnish (Suomi), a translation by V. Arti (Kaarlo Väinö Valve) (1885 - 1963) , title unknown ENG FRE
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Dave Benson) (Oliver Baettig) , title 1: "My heart is empty", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Mon cœur est vide", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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My heart is empty

Language: English

My heart is empty.
I don't love you 

I cry out bitterly 
to you:
Fulfill me!

Appear to me 
in my dreams 
and show me 
your affection!

I can bear it no longer.
I love you 
too much.

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    * Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2004 by Dave Benson <david.benson (AT)> and Oliver Baettig, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. Please contact the copyright-holder(s) when requesting permission to reprint and be sure to give proper credit, which MUST include the copyright symbol ©

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Text added to the website: 2004-07-05.