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Am Mühlbach

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich höre in des Mühlbachs Rauschen
Nur immer deinen Lieblingsreim
Und werd' nicht müde ihm zu lauschen:
"Wenn's Frühling wird, dann kehr' ich heim!"
Wie oft hab' ich das Lied vernommen
Von dir im trauten Erlenthal!
Und als wir Abschied jüngst genommen,
Da sangst du mir's zum letzten Mal.
Noch seh' ich deine Lippen beben
Dabei in herber Abschiedspein
Und zitternd deine Hand mir geben,
O wird's wohl einmal Frühling sein?

Translation(s): ENG

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "At the millstream", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2016-11-08.
Last modified: 2016-11-08 13:39:57
Line count: 12
Word count: 71

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At the millstream

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

In the rushing of the millstream I hear
Always only your favourite rhyme,
And I do not grow tired of listening to it:
"When spring comes, then I shall return home!"
How often I have heard the song
Sung by you in the dear alder valley!
And when we recently said farewell,
You sang it to me for the last time.
I still see your lips trembling
The while in bitter pain of parting
And [see you] giving me your shaking hand,
Oh will it sometime be spring again?

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Maidy Koch (1875 - 1966)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst Hartenstein. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-11-08.
Last modified: 2016-11-08 13:40:43
Line count: 12
Word count: 89