"I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg" (German: Ich hab' mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren) is a German song composed in 1925 by Fred Raymond with lyrics by Fritz Löhner-Beda and Ernst Neubach. The song was an immediate popular hit, and in 1927 Raymond included it in a musical of the same name. Two films, released in 1926 and in 1952, take their titles from the song. It remains the theme song of Heidelberg. It was recorded in Britain by the duo Bob and Alf Pearson.
The English-language lyrics used in The Student's Romance (1935) are by Harry S. Pepper.
Es war an einem Abend,
Als ich kaum 20 Jahr',
Da küßt' ich rote Lippen
Und gold'nes, blondes Haar.
Die Nacht war blau und selig,
Der Neckar silberklar,
Da wußte ich, da wußte ich,
Woran, woran ich war:
Ich hab' mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren,
In einer lauen Sommernacht.
Ich war verliebt bis über beide Ohren
Und wie ein Röslein hat ihr Mund gelacht.
Und als wir Abschied nahmen vor den Toren
Beim letzten Kuß, da hab ich's klar erkannt:
Daß ich mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren.
Mein Herz, es schlägt am Neckarstrand.
Und wieder blüht wie damals
Am Neckarstrand der Wein,
Die Jahre sind vergangen,
Und ich bin ganz allein.
Und fragt ihr den Gesellen,
Warum er keine nahm,
Dann sag ich euch, dann sag ich euch,
Ihr Freunde, wie es kam.
Was ist aus dir geworden,
Seitdem ich dich verließ,
Alt-Heidelberg, du Feine,
Du deutsches Paradies?
Ich bin von dir gezogen,
Ließ Leichtsinn, Wein und Glück,
Und sehne mich, und sehne mich
Mein Leben lang zurück.
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen is a song cycle by Gustav Mahler on his own texts. The cycle of four Lieder for medium voice was written around 1884–85 in the wake of Mahler's unhappy love for soprano Johanna Richter, whom he met while conductor of the opera house in Kassel, Germany, and orchestrated and revised in the 1890s.
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"Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein" is a Lutheran hymn, written in 1523 by Martin Luther. One of his early hymns, it was published as one of eight songs in 1524 in the first Lutheran hymnal, the Achtliederbuch, which contained four songs by Luther, three by Speratus, and one by Justus Jonas. It appeared also in 1524 in the Erfurt Enchiridion.
Bach's first cantata cycle refers to the church cantatas Johann Sebastian Bach composed for the somewhat less than 60 occasions of the liturgical year of his first year as Thomaskantor in Leipzig which required concerted music. That year ran from the first Sunday after Trinity in 1723 to Trinity Sunday of the next year:
"Herzlich tut mich verlangen" is a German hymn, with lyrics written in 1611 by Christoph Knoll, with a melody adapted from a secular song by Hans Leo Hassler. It is a prayer for a blessed death, beginning "Herzlich tut mich verlangen nach einem sel'gen End". Its hymn tune, Zahn No. 5385a, was later also used for Paul Gerhardt's "Befiehl du deine Wege" and "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden".
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