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Im Herbst

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ach, wie schnell die Tage fliehen,
Wo die Sehnsucht neu erwacht,
Wo die Blumen wieder blühen;
Und der Frühling wieder lacht!

Alle Wonne soll erstehen,
In Erfüllung alles gehen.
Ach, wie schnell die Tage fliehen,
Wo die Sehnsucht neu erwacht!

Seht, die Tage gehn und kommen,
Zieh'n vorüber blütenschwer,
Sommerlust ist bald verglommen,
Und der Herbstwind rauscht daher.

Ach, das rechte Blühn und Grünen,
Es ist wieder nicht erschienen!
Ach, wie schnell die Tage fliehen,
Wo die Sehnsucht neu erwacht!

Translation(s): DUT ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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 (Michael P. Rosewall) , title 1: "In autumn", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "In de herfst", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:37
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Word count: 80

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In de herfst

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

Ach, hoe snel vergaan de dagen
Waarop ’t hunk’ren weer ontwaakt,
Waarop bloemen weer gaan bloeien,
En de lente grappen maakt!
Al die weelde moet weer komen,
Weer vervullen onze dromen.
Ach, hoe snel vergaan de dagen
Waarop ’t hunk’ren weer ontwaakt!
Zie, de dagen gaan en komen,
Gaan voorbij, van bloesem zwaar,
Zomerlust wordt weggenomen
En de herfstwind ruist van daar.
Ach, de echte bloei en ’t stralen
Liet zich weerom niet onthalen!
Ach, hoe snel vergaan de dagen
Waarop ’t hunk’ren weer ontwaakt!

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2016 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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


Text added to the website: 2016-11-27.
Last modified: 2016-11-27 12:18:39
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Word count: 85