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Language: German (Deutsch)

Das ist der alte Baum nicht mehr,
Der damals hier gestanden,
Auf dem ich gesessen im Blütenmeer
Über den sonnigen Landen.

Das ist der Wald nicht mehr, der sacht
Vom Berge rauschte nieder,
Wenn ich vom Liebchen ritt bei Nacht,
Das Herz voll neuer Lieder.

Das ist nicht mehr das tiefe Tal
Mit den grasenden Rehen,
In das wir [Nachts]1 vieltausendmal
Zusammen [hinausgesehen]2. --

[Es]3 ist der Baum noch, Tal und Wald,
Die Welt ist jung geblieben,
Du aber wurdest seitdem alt,
Vorbei ist das schöne Lieben.

Translation(s): CZE DUT ENG FRE

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Z. Fibich sets stanzas 1-2, 4

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1 Gänsbacher: "hinab"
2 Gänsbacher: "hinab gesehen"
3 Gänsbacher: "Das"

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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)

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Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Jos. Van de Vijver) , "Voorbij!"
  • ENG English [singable] (Helen D. Tretbar) , "'T is past!"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-04-01 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:04

Line count: 16
Word count: 86

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Le vieil arbre n'est plus

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Le vieil arbre n'est plus
Naguère il se dressait ici,
Je m'y asseyais dans une mer de fleurs,
Sur la terre ensoleillée.

La forêt n'est plus qui doucement
Descendait bruissante de la montagne,
Lorsque je quittais en courant ma bien-aimée,
Le cœur empli de nouvelles chansons.

La profonde vallée n'est plus,
Où paissaient les chevreuils,
Que des milliers de fois, [la nuit]1,
Nous voyions au dehors.

L'arbre, la vallée et la forêt sont encore là,
Le monde est demeuré jeune,
Mais toi, depuis, tu es devenu vieux,
La belle vie a disparu.

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Translation of title "Vorbei" = "Disparue"
1 Gänsbacher : "en bas"


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Vorbei", appears in Gedichte, in 3. Zeitlieder CZE DUT ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Joseph Gänsbacher, Heinrich Hobrecht, Bernhard Hopffer, Eduard Lassen, Ernst Rudorff, Paul Slawitzky, Emil Sulzbach, Frank Valentin Van der Stucken. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2015-06-15 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-06-15 13:45:39

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