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Drey Lieder : Zwey von Heine und eines von Lewald

Word count: 95

Song Cycle by Eduard Marxsen (1806 - 1887)

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2. Ein Reiter durch das Bergtal zieht [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE ITA ITA ITA RUS

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

  • ENG English (John Todhunter) , "Mountain voices", appears in Heine's Book of Songs, first published <<1907
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La voix de la montagne", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Ein Reiter durch das Bergtal zieht,
Im traurig stillen Trab:
"Ach! zieh ich jetzt wohl in Liebchens Arm,
Oder zieh ich ins dunkle Grab?"
Die Bergstimm Antwort gab:
"Ins dunkle Grab!"

Und weiter reitet der Reitersmann,
Und seufzet schwer dazu:
"So zieh ich denn hin ins Grab so früh -
Wohlan, im Grab ist Ruh!"
Die Stimme sprach dazu:
"Im Grab ist Ruh!"

Dem Reitersmann eine Träne rollt
Von der [Wange]1 kummervoll:
"Und ist nur im Grab die Ruhe für mich -
So ist mir im Grabe wohl."
Die [Stimme]2 erwidert hohl:
"Im Grabe wohl!"


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1 Lachner: "Wange bleich und"
2 Medtner: "Stimm' "

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