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Einsam wandle ich so gerne

Language: German (Deutsch)

Einsam wandle ich so gerne,
Suche mir den stillsten Weg;
Von den Frohen bleib' ich ferne,
Liebe Waldes dunklen Steg;
An der Felsenwand,
An des Bächleins Rand,
Setze ich mich sinnend nieder: --
Wann, ach wann kehrst du mir wieder!

Auf der Lüfte linden Schwingen
Kehrt der holde Lenz zurück;
Alles wird er wiederbringen,
Alle Lust und alles Glück.
In dem dunkeln Hain,
Selig, traut allein,
Tönen neu die alten Lieder --
Wann, ach wann kehrst du mir wieder!

Wenn die kleinen Schwalben fliehen
Unser traulich stilles Dach,
Möchte ich beflügelt ziehen
In die fernsten Lande nach.
Ob die Lippe bleicht,
Bis ich dich erreicht,
Senk' ich nimmer mein Gefieder --
Wann, o wann kehrst du mir wieder!

Wie des Bächleins Wellen fließen
Fort und fort bis an das Meer,
Werde Tränen ich vergießen,
Und sie trocknen nimmermehr.
Säumest du noch lang,
Bricht mein Herze bang,
Legt das müde Haupt sich nieder --
Wann, ach wann kehrst du mir wieder!


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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)

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

  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist)


Text added to the website: 2011-07-11.
Last modified: 2018-07-04 18:10:17
Line count: 32
Word count: 156

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Forth I roam in lonely sadness

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Forth I roam in lonely sadness,
Pensive thro' the silent wood,
Far oh! far from haunts of gladness,
'Mid the deepest solitude.
By the rocky hall,
by the streamlet's fall,
I sit and think on thee and mourn;
When, ah, when wilth thou return?

O'er the lime-trees blossoms flying,
Spring in beauty comes again,
Ev'ry joy and pleasure bringing,
In her ever smiling train.
In the dusky grove,
Blest alone I rove,
And sing the song I've lov'd to learn-
When, ah! when wilth thou return?

When to distant climes retiring
Swallows quit our old roof-tree,
Oh! could I with wing untiring,
Fly like them away to thee!
Tho' my lip should pale,
And my pinion fail,
Ev'ry danger I would spurn-
When, ah! when, wilt thou return?

Like the streamlet onward rolling
From its fountain to the main,
So my tears for thee are falling,
Never can they cease again.
Haste oh! haster thee back!
Soon my heart will break,
Sinks my soul with grief outworn;
When, ah! when wilt thou return?


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Text added to the website: 2018-07-04.
Last modified: 2018-07-04 12:50:24
Line count: 32
Word count: 173