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Language: German (Deutsch)

Seltsam schöne Hügelfluchten,
Dunkle Berge, helle Matten,
Rote Felsen, braune Schluchten,
Überflort von Tannenschatten!

Wenn darüber eines Turmes
Frommes Läuten mit dem Rauschen
Sich vermischt des Tannensturmes,
Kann ich lange Stunden lauschen.

Dann ergreift wie eine Sage,
Nächtlich am Kamin gelesen,
Das Gedächnis mich der Tage,
Da ich hier zu Haus gewesen.

Da die Fernen edler, weicher,
Da die tannenforstbekränzten
Berge seliger und reicher
Mir im Knabenauge glänzen.

Translation(s): FRE

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Forêt Noire", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-05-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:22
Line count: 16
Word count: 68

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Forêt Noire

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

Étranges ces belles fuites de collines,
Montagnes noires, pâturages clairs,
Rochers rouges, ravins châtains,
Couverts du velours de l'ombre des sapins !

Quand au-dessus d'un pic
De pieux carillons se mêlent
Au bruissement des cimes des sapins,
Je peux prêter l'oreille pendant des heures.

Puis, pareille à une légende
Lue la nuit près de la cheminée,
Me saisit le souvenir des jours
Que j'ai passés ici à la maison.

Là les lointains plus nobles, plus doux,
Là couronnées de forêts de sapins
Des montagnes plus radieuses, plus riches
Brillent dans mes yeux d'enfant.

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Text added to the website: 2017-05-29.
Last modified: 2017-05-29 11:12:18
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Word count: 93