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Waldeinsamkeit

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie wird mir doch das Herz so weit,
Irr' ich in diese Herrlichkeit...
In's bunte Lenzesprangen?
Doch wie es schwirrt und wie es klingt,
Wie ist's dass Eins nur zu mir dringt,
Ein sehnendes Verlangen?

Und Alles wirrt und Alles schwirrt,
Wie tief im Wald der Wand'rer irrt...
Es läutet wie zum Feste.
Doch mitten in dem Frühlingsdrang
Sitzt einsam brütend Tagelang,
Ein Vöglein auf dem Neste.


Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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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Text added to the website: 2016-06-03.
Last modified: 2016-06-03 22:41:52
Line count: 12
Word count: 67

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As lonesome through the woods I stray

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

As lonesome through the woods I stray,
Why roveth fancy far away...
While spring's delights are thronging?
Though softly blows the zephyr wind,
What joy is it, for which my mind,
So ardently is longing?

And all around with joyous sound,
As deeper in the woods I'm found...
Proclaim a season festive.
Yet e'en 'midst all this gorgeous show
Sits brooding on yon topmost bough,
A lonely bird so pensive.


Submitted by Emily Ezust

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Karl Klingemann (1798 - 1862)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): William Sterndale Bennett. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website: 2016-06-03.
Last modified: 2016-06-03 22:44:32
Line count: 12
Word count: 70