Language: German (Deutsch)
Die Bilder des Lebens schwanken,
Die Berge wechseln ihr Kleid,
Du kommst mir nicht aus den Gedanken,
Du dunkelbraunlockige Maid!
Meine Augen haben die deinen,
Deine die meinen gesucht,
Heimlich wie unter Steinen
Ein blaues Vergißmeinnicht lugt.
Und als ich fuhr von hinnen,
Hab' ich mich umgesehn,
Dein weißes Tuch von Linnen
Ließest du flatternd wehn.
Die Sonne war bald verschwunden,
Und nieder sank die Nacht;
Hast du in ruhigen Stunden
Noch einmal an mich gedacht?
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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Karl Haine (1830 - 1910), "Erinnerung", op. 54 no. 5, published 1886 [medium voice and piano], from Singuf-Lieder, no. 5, Hamburg, Cranz [ sung text not verified ]
- by Heinrich Karl Johann Hofmann (1842 - 1902), "Erinnerung", op. 62 no. 1, published 1883 [voice and piano], from Singuf. Rattenfängerlieder von Julius Wolff, no. 1, Berlin, Challier & Co. [ sung text not verified ]
- by Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer (1837 - 1922), "Erinnerung", op. 4 no. 18 (1882/83), published 1884 [voice and piano], from Hunold Singuf. Rattenfängerlieder nach Julius Wolff's Dichtungen, no. 18, Braunschweig, H. Litolff [ sung text not verified ]
- by Felix von Woyrsch (1860 - 1944), "Erinnerung", op. 16 no. 9, published 1886 [baritone and piano], from Zehn Rattenfängerlieder aus Julius Wolff's "Singuf", no. 9, Hamburg, Niemeyer [ sung text not verified ]
- by Heinrich Zöllner (1854 - 1941), "Erinnerung", op. 16 no. 3, published 1882 [baritone and piano], from Hunold Singuf. Acht neue Rattenfängerlieder von Julius Wolff, no. 3, Leipzig, Siegel [ sung text not verified ]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Remembrance", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website: 2010-02-22.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:34
Line count: 16
Word count: 76
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Language: English after the German (Deutsch)
The images of life fluctuate,
The mountains change their garb,
You are never out of my thoughts,
You maiden with the dark brown ringlets!
My eyes sought out yours,
Yours sought out mine,
Secretly, as under rocks
A blue forget-me-not peers out.
And as I departed
I looked behind me,
You let your white linen kerchief
Flutter in the breeze.
The sun had soon disappeared,
In the quiet hours
Did you think of me once more?
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- a text in German (Deutsch) by Julius Wolff (1834 - 1910), "Erinnerung", appears in Singuf: Rattenfängerlieder, first published 1881
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Karl Haine, Heinrich Karl Johann Hofmann, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer, Felix von Woyrsch, Heinrich Zöllner. Go to the text.
Text added to the website: 2014-06-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:35
Line count: 16
Word count: 78