Language: German (Deutsch)
Durch die Tannen und die Linden
Spinnt schon Purpur her und hin;
Will mich Wehmut überwinden,
Daß ich bald im Herbste bin.
Nimmer! denn vom Walde klingen
Märlein mir und Sprüchelein,
Die mir süße Tröstung bringen
Ob erstorbnem Sonnenschein.
Ja, erstorben ist die Sonne
Und ihr Strahl ist ohne Macht!
Dennoch spricht von ferner Wonne
Greiser Wipfel Farbenpracht.
Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
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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) , "Herfstlied", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Autumn song", copyright © 2015
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant d'automne", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Language: English after the German (Deutsch)
Through the fir trees and the lindens,
purple light weaves back and forth;
Melancholy tries to overwhelm me with the thought
that soon I too will be in [my] autumn.
Never! for from the woods come sounds --
tales and messages for me --
that bring me sweet comfort
despite the dying sunlight.
Yes, the sun has died away
and its radiance has no strength!
Yet the vibrant splendor of venerable treetops
still speaks of far-off delight.
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