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Fünf Duette für zwei Singstimmen und zwei Mundharmonikas in C

Word count: 204

by Hermann Karl Josef Zilcher (1881 - 1948)

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1. Frühlingsstrophe [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): DUT ENG

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Oud Duits lentelied", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Old German Song of Springtime", copyright ©


Der trübe Winter ist vorbei,
Die [Schwalben]1 wiederkehren;
Nun regt sich [alles wieder neu]2;
Die Quellen sich vermehren.

Laub [allgemach]3 nun schleicht an Tag,
Die Blümlein nun sich melden;
Wie Schlänglein krumm gehn lächelnd um
Die Bächlein kühl in Wälden.

Wo man nur schaut, fast alle Welt
Zur Freuden sich tut rüsten;
Zum Scherzen alles ist gestellt,
Schwebt alles fast in Lüsten.

Nur ich allein, ich leide Pein,
Ohn' Ende werd ich leiden:
Seit du von mir und ich von dir,
O Liebste, mußte scheiden.


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1 Zilcher: "Kranich"
2 Zilcher: "der Vögel Schrei"
3 Zilcher: "mit gemach"

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2. Der betrunkene Sternseher [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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Mich wundert nicht, dass sich,
Ihr Freunde, wie ihr seht, die Erde dreht;
Copernic hat fürwahr kein falsch System ersonnen!
Doch dort seh' ich
Am Himmel gar zwey Sonnen.
Ey, ey! Das wundert mich!


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3. Ein Traum ist unser Leben [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG ITA

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  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sogno, soltanto sogno è l'esistenza", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Ein Traum, ein Traum ist unser Leben
auf Erden hier.
Wie Schatten auf den Wogen schweben
und schwinden wir.
Und messen unsre trägen [Tritte]1
nach Raum und Zeit.
Und sind - [und]2 wissen's nicht - in [Mitte
der]3 Ewigkeit.


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1 Swienty, Zilcher: "Schritte"
2 Zilcher: "wir"
3 omitted by Swienty.

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4. Über allen Gipfeln [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FIN FRE FRE GRE HUN IRI ITA ITA POL RUS RUS SPA SPA

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Wim Reedijk) , "Boven alle bergen", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Trekkers nachtlied II", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Over all the peaks it is peaceful", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Edgar Alfred Bowring) , "The wanderer's night-song", appears in The Poems of Goethe, first published 1853
  • ENG English [singable] (Arthur Westbrook) , "Wanderer's night song"
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Yölaulu", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le chant de nuit du voyageur II", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Au sommet de tous les pics", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sopra ogni vetta", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Canto notturno del viandante I", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Mercedes Vivas) , "Sobre todas las cumbres", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Ueber allen [Gipfeln]1
Ist Ruh',
In allen Wipfeln
Spürest du
Kaum einen Hauch;
Die [Vögelein]2 schweigen im Walde.
Warte nur, balde
Ruhest du auch.


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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand. Erster Band. Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cotta'schen Buchhandlung. 1827, page 109; and with Goethe's Werke. Erster Band. Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung. 1815, page 99.

1 Flügel, Gaugler, Hasse, Radecke: "Wipfeln" (according to the incipits given in Hofmeister) ; further changes may exist not noted above. Lachner: Both "Gipfeln" and "Wipfeln."
2 Schubert: "Vöglein"
See also J.D. Falk's poem Unter allen Wipfeln ist Ruh.

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5. Guter Rat [ sung text checked 1 time]

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Weißt du was, so schweig
Ist dir wohl, so bleib.
Hast du was, so halt
Unglück mit seinem breitem Fuß kommt bald!


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