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Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Er ist uns geschieden 
Vom Berg und vom Walde,
Wie versiegte Quelle, 
Als Noth uns bedrängte.
Die Quelle wird fließen, 
Genährt von dem Regen,
Uns scheint nie mehr Freude, 
Dem Duncan kein Morgen.

Die Hand des Schnitters 
Nimmt reife Aehren,
Unser Trauergesang
Klagt blühende Jugend,
Der Herbstwind treibt Blätter
Die gelben, die welken,
Es blüht' unsre Blume, 
Als Mehlthau sie welkte.

Ihr flüchtigen Füße, 
Du Rath in Bedrängniß,
Du Arm im Streite, 
Wie tief ist dein Schlummer!
Wie Thau auf den Bergen, 
Wie Schaum auf dem Bache,
Wie Blas' auf der [Quelle]1 -
Bist ewig geschieden.

Translation(s): DUT FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Das Fräulein vom See. Ein Gedicht in sechs Gesängen von Walter Scott. Aus dem Englischen, und mit einer historischen Einleitung und Anmerkungen von D. Adam Storck, weiland Professor in Bremen. Zweite, vom Uebersetzer selbst noch verbesserte Auflage. Essen, bei G. D. Bädeker. 1823, pages 109-110; and with Das Fräulein vom See. Ein Gedicht in sechs Gesängen von Walter Scott. Aus dem Englischen, und mit einer historischen Einleitung und Anmerkungen von D. Adam Storck, Professor in Bremen. Essen, bei G. D. Bädeker. 1819, pages 116-117.

1 Schubert: "Welle"

Submitted by Ted Perry and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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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)

  • by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Coronach", subtitle: "Totengesang der Frauen und Mädchen", op. 52 (Sieben Gesänge aus Walter Scotts Fräulein Vom See) no. 4, D. 836 (1825), published 1826 [ssa chorus with piano], Matthias Artaria, VN 813, Wien. note: also set in English. [ sung text verified 1 time]

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Coronach", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant funèbre "Chant de mort des femmes et des jeunes filles"", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , "Coronach", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-07 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-10-20 11:04:36

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Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Si è diviso da noi,
dalla montagna e dalla valle,
come una fonte che si è prosciugata
mentre la sete ci tormentava.
La sorgente tornerà a stillare
rinvigorita dalla pioggia;
a noi non splenderà mai più la gioia,
né a Duncan un nuovo mattino.

La mano del mietitore
coglie le spighe mature;
il nostro canto di lutto piange
la giovinezza in fiore.
Il vento d’autunno spinge via le foglie
gialle e appassite;
sbocciava il nostro fiore
quando l’albugine lo ha disseccato.

Tu con le ali ai piedi,
tu consiglio nelle avversità,
tu braccio fermo nella battaglia,
come è grave il tuo sonno!
Come la rugiada sul monte,
come la schiuma nel ruscello,
come il ribollire dell’onda,
sei svanito per sempre.

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Text added to the website: 2015-09-17 00:00:00.

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