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Am Feierabend

Language: German (Deutsch)

Hätt' ich tausend
Arme zu rühren!
Könnt' ich brausend
Die Räder führen!
Könnt' ich wehen
Durch alle Haine!
Könnt' ich drehen
Alle Steine!
Daß die schöne Müllerin
Merkte meinen treuen Sinn!

Ach, wie ist mein Arm so schwach!
Was ich hebe, was ich trage,
Was ich schneide, was ich schlage,
Jeder Knappe thut [es]1 nach.
Und da sitz' ich in der großen Runde,
[Zu]2 der stillen kühlen Feierstunde,
Und der Meister [spricht]3 zu Allen:
Euer Werk hat mir gefallen;
Und das liebe Mädchen sagt
Allen eine gute Nacht.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE GRE ITA KOR NOR

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Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Erstes Bändchen. Zweite Auflage. Deßau 1826. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 11-12; and with Sieben und siebzig Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Dessau, 1821. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 12-13.

First published with the title Feierabend in Frauentaschenbuch für das Jahr 1818 von de la Motte Fouqué. Nürnberg, bei Joh. Leonh. Schrag, pages 347-348; and also (title: Am Feierabend) in Gaben der Milde. Viertes Bändchen. Mit Beiträgen von [...]. Für die Bücher-Verloosung "zum Vortheil hülfloser Krieger" herausgegeben von F. W. Gubitz. Berlin, 1818, page 216.

1 Schubert: "mir's"
2 Müller (1821 edition), and Schubert: "In"
3 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "sagt"

Submitted by Emily Ezust and Peter Rastl

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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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "A l'hora de plegar", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Op de vrije avond", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "On the restful evening", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Vapaailta", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À la veillée", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Athanasios Papaisiou) , "Στην απογευματινή ξεκούραση", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Vigilia di festa", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "저녁에 쉴 때", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Arild Bakke) , "Ved arbeidsslutt", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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On the restful evening

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 If only I had a thousand
 arms to move!
 I could loudly
 drive the wheels!
 I could blow
 Through all the groves!
 I could turn 
 All the stones!
 If only the beautiful Millermaid 
 Would notice my faithful thoughts!

 Ah, why is my arm so weak?
 What I lift, what I carry,
 What I cut, what I beat,
 Every lad does it just as well as I do.
 And there I sit in the great gathering,
 In the quiet, cool hour of rest,
 And the master speaks to us all:
 Your work has pleased me;
 And the lovely maiden says
 "Good night" to everyone.


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