The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

Drinnen im Saal eine Geige sang

Language: German (Deutsch)

Drinnen im Saal eine Geige sang,
sie sang von Liebe so wild, so lind.
Draußen der [Wind]1 durch die Zweige sang:
Was willst du, Menschenkind?

Drinnen im Saale die Geige sang:
Ich will das Glück, ich will das Glück!
Draußen der Wind durch die Zweige sang:
Es ist das alte Stück.

Drinnen im Saale die Geige sang:
Und ist es alt, für mich ist's neu.
Draußen der Wind durch die Zweige sang:
Schon mancher starb an Reu.

Der letzte Geigenton verklang;
die Fenster wurden bleich und blind;
aber noch lange sang und sang
im dunklen Wald der Wind ...
Was willst du, Menschenkind ...


Translation(s): ENG FRE

List of language codes

About the headline (FAQ)

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Kilpinen?: "Wald"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Vent et violon", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Wind and violin", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-07-08.
Last modified: 2015-02-04 11:40:08
Line count: 17
Word count: 104

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Wind and violin

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Inside in the hall a violin sang,
It sang of love so wildly, so gently.
Outdoors the wind sang through the branches:
What do you want, human child?

Inside in the hall a violin sang:
I want happiness, I want happiness!
Outdoors the wind sang through the branches:
It is the old piece [of music].

Inside in the hall a violin sang:
And if it be old, for me it is new.
Outdoors the wind sang through the branches:
Many a person already has died of rue.

The last sound of the violin died away;
The windows became pale and blind;
But for a long time yet there sang and sang
The wind in the dark forest . . .
What do you want, human child . . .


IMPORTANT NOTE: The material directly above is protected by copyright and appears here by special permission. If you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. Once you have permission, you must give credit to the author and display the copyright symbol ©. Copyright infringement is a criminal offense under international law.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2014 by Sharon Krebs, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

    Contact:

    licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
    (licenses at lieder dot net)



Based on

 

Text added to the website: 2014-01-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:27
Line count: 17
Word count: 129