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7 Goethe Lieder

Word count: 350

Song Cycle by Cor (Cornelius Wilhelm) de Groot (b. 1914)

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1. Wandrers Nachtlied [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRL GRE HUN ITA SPA

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Trekkers nachtlied", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Wanderer's night song", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Edgar Alfred Bowring) , "The wanderer's night-song", appears in The Poems of Goethe, first published 1853
  • ENG English [singable] (Charles Fonteyn Manney) , "O thou who from heaven art", first published 1911
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le chant de nuit du voyageur I", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRL Friulian (Ermes Culos) , "Tu ch'i ti vèns dal paradìs", 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
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Canto notturno del viandante II", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Lewis Grenville) , "La cancion nocturna del caminante", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Der du [von dem Himmel]1 bist,
[Alles Leid]2 und Schmerzen [stillest]3,
Den, der doppelt elend ist,
Doppelt mit [Erquickung füllest]4,
Ach ich bin des Treibens müde!
[Was soll all der Schmerz und Lust?]5
Süßer Friede,
Komm, ach komm in meine Brust!


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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.

First published in Christliches Magazin Herausgegeben von Joh. Konrad Pfenninger, Dritter Band, 1780, page 243, with the musical setting by Ph. Ch. Kayser.

1 Kirchner: "von den Himmeln"; Hiller: "vom Himmel" (further changes may exist not shown above)
2 Rust: "Kummer, Leid"
3 Schubert: "stillst"
4 Schubert: "Entzückung füllst"
5 Rust: "Bangen Schmerzes, wilder Lust,"; Arnim and J. Marx: "Was soll all der Schmerz, die Lust?"

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2. Wonne der Liebe [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De liefde", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Richard Morris) , "Joyful and sorrowful", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Charles Fonteyn Manney) , "Joyful and woeful", first published 1911
  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) (William Stigand, né Stigant) , "Clara's song"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "L'amour", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Freudvoll
Und leidvoll,
Gedankenvoll seyn;
[Langen]1
Und bangen
In schwebender Pein;
Himmelhoch jauchzend
Zum Tode betrübt;
Glücklich allein
Ist die Seele, die liebt.


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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke, Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand, Achter Band, Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cottaschen Buchhandlung, 1827, pages 231-232, and with Egmont. Trauerspiel von Goethe. Leipzig bei Georg Joachim Göschen 1788, page 97.

1 some editions (not endorsed by Goethe) have "Hangen"; this is also found in the settings by Liszt, and Rubinstein.

Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

3. Philine (aus Wilhelm Meister) [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE GRE ITA

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Zing nu niet in droeve tonen", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Do not sing in mournful tones", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ne chantez pas dans des tons désolés", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Non cantate in triste melodia", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Singet nicht in Trauertönen
Von der Einsamkeit der Nacht.
Nein, sie ist, o holde Schönen,
Zur Geselligkeit gemacht.

Wie das Weib dem Mann gegeben
Als die schönste Hälfte war,
Ist die Nacht das halbe Leben
Und die schönste Hälfte zwar.

Könnt ihr euch des Tages freuen,
Der nur Freuden unterbricht?
Er ist gut, sich zu zerstreuen;
Zu was anderm taugt er nicht.

Aber wenn in nächt'ger Stunde
Süsser Lampe Dämmrung fließt,
Und vom Mund zum nahen Munde
Scherz und Liebe sich ergießt;

Wenn der rasche, lose Knabe,
Der sonst wild und feurig eilt,
Oft bei einer kleinen Gabe
Unter leichten Spielen weilt;

Wenn die Nachtigall Verliebten
Liebevoll ein Liedchen singt,
Das Gefangnen und Betrübten
Nur wie Ach und Wehe klingt;

Mit wie leichtem Herzensregen
Horchet ihr der Glocke nicht,
Die mit zwölf bedächtgen Schlägen
Ruh und Sicherheit verspricht.

Darum an dem langen Tage,
Merke dir es, liebe Brust;
Jeder Tag hat seine Plage,
Und die Nacht hat ihre Lust.


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4. Erster Verlust [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA ITA ITA NOR RUS

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Eerste verlies", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "First loss", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Premier manque", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ah, chi mi riporterà i giorni belli", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Det første tap", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Ach wer bringt die schönen Tage,
Jene Tage der ersten Liebe,
Ach wer bringt nur eine Stunde
Jener holden Zeit zurück!

Einsam nähr' ich meine Wunde
Und mit stets erneuter Klage
Traur' ich [um's verlorne]1 Glück.

Ach, wer bringt die schönen Tage,
[Jene holde Zeit zurück!]2


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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke, Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand, Erster Band, Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cottaschen Buchhandlung, 1827, page 63; and with Goethe's Schriften. Achter Band. Leipzig, bey Georg Joachim Göschen, 1789, page 113.

First written 1785 by Goethe for his fragmentary Singspiel "Die ungleichen Hausgenossen" (Arie der Baronesse, Act II), with different stanzas 2 and 3.

1 Nägeli: "um verlornes"
2 Schubert: "Wer jene holde Zeit zurück!"; Medtner, Zelter: "Wer bringt die holde, süße, liebe Zeit zurück?"

Submitted by Richard Morris and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

5. Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

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

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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


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.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor] and Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

6. Blumengruß [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE FRE GRE ITA NOR

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The bouquet that I have picked", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "Floral greeting", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Salutation des fleurs", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Catherine Beloin) , "Salut de fleurs", 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
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Saluto floreale", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Blomsterhilsen", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Der Strauß, den ich [gepflücket]1,
[Grüße]2 dich viel tausendmal!
Ich [habe]3 mich oft gebücket,
Ach, wohl eintausendmal,
Und ihn ans Herz gedrücket
[Wie]4 hunderttausendmal!


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1 Curschmann, Wolf, Zelter: "gepflückt"
2 Hiller: "Grüss' "
3 Graener, Hiller: "hab' "
4 Webern: "Viel"

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7. Beherzigung [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Cowardly thoughts, timid shaking", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "No misery", copyright © 1990, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Résolution", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Da tenere a mente", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Feiger Gedanken
bängliches Schwanken,
weibisches Zagen,
ängstliches Klagen
wendet kein Elend,
macht dich nicht frei.

Allen Gewalten
zum Trutz sich erhalten,
nimmer sich beugen,
kräftig sich zeigen,
rufet die Arme
der Götter herbei!


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