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Ich wandre fort ins ferne Land

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich wandre fort [ins ferne]1 Land,
Noch einmal blickt' ich um, bewegt,
Und sah, wie sie den Mund geregt,
Und wie gewinket ihre Hand.

Wohl rief sie noch ein freundlich Wort
Mir nach auf meinem trüben Gang,
Doch hört' ich nicht den liebsten Klang,
Weil ihn der Wind getragen fort.

Daß ich mein Glück verlassen muß,
Du rauher, kalter Windeshauch,
Ist's nicht genug, daß du mir auch
Entreißest ihren letzten Gruß?

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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1 Mendelssohn: "in fernes"

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To the wind", copyright © 2004
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Au vent", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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