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Jetzt rede du!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du warest mir ein täglich Wanderziel,
Viellieber Wald, in dumpfen Jugendtagen,
Ich hatte dir geträumten Glücks so viel
Anzuvertraun, so wahren Schmerz zu klagen.

Und wieder such' ich dich, du dunkler Hort,
Und deines Wipfelmeers gewaltig Rauschen -
Jetzt rede du! Ich lasse dir das Wort!
Verstummt ist Klag und Jubel. Ich will lauschen.

Translation(s): ENG SWE

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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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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Now you speak!", copyright ©

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:41
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Word count: 54

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Now you speak!

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 You were the goal of my daily walks,
 well-beloved wood, in dull days of youth.
 I had so many dreamed joys
 to confide in you, such true pain to lament.
 And again I seek you out, you dark refuge,
 with your seas of treetops roaring powerfully -
 now you speak! I let you have your word!
 Silenced are my laments and jubilations. I wish to listen.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer (1825 - 1898) SWE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Hermann Behn, Albert Decker, Hans Fleischer, Siegmund von Hausegger, Wilhelm Kienzl, Othmar Schoeck, Georg Schumann, James Simon. Go to the text.


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:41
Line count: 8
Word count: 67