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Sausewind, Brausewind

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sausewind, Brausewind,
Dort und hier!
Deine Heimat sage mir!
"Kindlein, wir fahren
Seit viel vielen Jahren
Durch die [weit weite]1 Welt,
Und möchten's erfragen,
Die Antwort erjagen,
Bei den Bergen, den Meeren,
Bei des Himmels klingenden Heeren:
Die wissen es nie.
Bist du klüger als sie,
Magst du es sagen.
-- Fort, wohlauf!
Halt uns nicht auf!
Kommen andre nach, unsre Brüder,
Da frag wieder!"
Halt an! Gemach,
Eine kleine Frist!
Sagt, wo der Liebe Heimat ist,
Ihr Anfang, ihr Ende?
"Wer's nennen könnte!
Schelmisches Kind,
Lieb' ist [wie]1 Wind,
Rasch und lebendig,
Ruhet nie,
Ewig ist sie,
Aber nicht immer beständig.
-- [Fort! Wohlauf! auf!
Halt uns nicht auf!
Fort über Stoppel und Wälder und Wiesen!]1
Wenn ich dein Schätzchen seh',
Will ich es grüßen.
Kindlein, ade!"

Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Eduard Mörike, Gedichte Dramatisches Erzählendes, Stuttgart: J.G. Cotta’sche Buchhandlung Nachf., 1961, pages 60-61

1 omitted by Ostrzyga.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant du vent", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Canto del vento", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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