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Language: German (Deutsch)

Ade, Du muntre, Du fröhliche Stadt, Ade!
Schon scharret mein Rösslein mit lustigem Fuß;
Jetzt nimm [meinen]1 letzten, den scheidenden Gruß.
Du hast mich wohl [nimmermehr]2 traurig gesehn,
So kann es auch jetzt nicht beim Abschied geschehn.
Ade, Du muntre, Du fröhliche Stadt, Ade!

Ade, Ihr Bäume, Ihr Gärten so grün, Ade! 
Nun reit' ich am silbernen Strome entlang,
Weit schallend ertönet mein Abschiedsgesang;
Nie habt Ihr ein [klagendes]3 Lied gehört,
So wird Euch auch keines beim Scheiden beschert.
Ade, Ihr Bäume, Ihr Gärten so grün, Ade!

Ade, Ihr freundlichen [Mägdelein]4 dort, Ade!
Was schaut Ihr aus blumenumduftetem Haus
Mit schelmischen, lockenden Blicken heraus?
Wie sonst, so grüß' ich und schaue mich um,
Doch [nimmermehr]5 wend' ich mein [Rösselein]6 um.
Ade, Ihr freundlichen [Mägdelein]4 dort, Ade!

Ade, liebe Sonne, so gehst Du zur Ruh, Ade!
Nun schimmert der blinkenden Sterne Gold.
Wie bin ich Euch Sternlein am Himmel so hold;
[Durchziehen die Welt wir]7 auch weit und breit,
Ihr gebt überall uns das treue Geleit.
Ade, liebe Sonne, so gehst Du zur Ruh, Ade!

Ade, Du schimmerndes Fensterlein hell, Ade!
Du glänzest so traulich mit dämmerndem Schein,
Und ladest so freundlich ins Hüttchen uns ein.
Vorüber, ach, ritt ich so manches mal
Und wär' es denn heute zum letzten mal?
Ade, Du schimmerndes Fensterlein hell, Ade!

Ade, Ihr Sterne, verhüllet Euch grau! - Ade!
Des [Fensterleins]8 trübes verschimmerndes Licht
Ersetzt Ihr unzähligen Sterne mir nicht;
Darf ich hier nicht weilen, muß hier vorbei,
Was hilft es [mir]9, folgt Ihr mir noch so treu!
Ade, Ihr Sterne, verhüllet Euch grau! - Ade!


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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludwig Rellstab. Erstes Bändchen. Berlin, bei Friedrich Laue. 1827, pages 134-135.

1 Schubert (except Neue Gesamtausgabe): "noch den"
2 Schubert: "niemals noch"
3 Schubert: "trauriges"
4 Schubert: "Mägdlein"
5 Schubert: "nimmer"
6 Schubert: "Rößlein"
7 Schubert: "Durchziehn wir die Welt"
8 Schubert: "Fensterlein"
9 omitted by Schubert

Note: Rellstab repeats the first line of each stanza at the end of the respecive stanza, but he had it printed in abbreviated form: "Ade, Du muntre u.s.w.".

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


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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Comiat", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Afscheid", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Farewell", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Jäähyväiset", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Adieux", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Commiato", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "고별", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Farvel", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , "Adiós", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Language: Spanish (Español) after the German (Deutsch)

¡Adiós, ciudad animada y alegre, adiós!
Ya suenan de mi caballo los alegres cascos;  
recibe mi último saludo, el de despedida.
Nunca me has visto triste, 
y ahora en la partida, tampoco estaré.

¡Adiós, árboles, verdes jardines, adiós!
Cabalgo a lo largo de la plateada corriente,
y a lo lejos se oye el eco de mi canción de despedida;
nunca me habéis oído una canción triste,
ahora en la partida, tampoco os cantaré ninguna.

¡Adiós, alegres muchachas, adiós! 
¿Qué miráis desde la casa perfumada de flores 
con maliciosos ojos seductores?
Como antes, vuelvo la cabeza y saludo,
pero jamás daré vuelta a mi caballo.

¡Adiós, amable sol, que vas a descansar, adiós! 
Ya cintilan las brillantes estrellas doradas.
Cómo me sois queridas, estrellitas del cielo;
si atravesamos el mundo a todo su ancho,
nos dais doquier vuestra fiel guía. 

¡Adiós, reluciente ventanita iluminada, adiós!
Brillas entrañable con suave resplandor
e invitas amable a entrar a la casita. 
Pasé a caballo, ay, tantas veces,
pero la de hoy será la última.

¡Adiós, estrellas veladas y grises, adiós!
La luz triste y velada de la ventanita
no me la podréis reemplazar, estrellas incontables;
pero no debo tardar, tengo que irme,
¿para qué seguirme pues tan fieles?

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