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Holder Lenz, du bist dahin!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Holder Lenz, du bist dahin!
Nirgends, nirgends darfst du bleiben!
Wo ich sah dein frohes Blühn,
Braust des Herbstes banges Treiben.

Wie der Wind so traurig fuhr
Durch [den Strauch]1, als ob er weine;
Sterbeseufzer der Natur
Schauern durch die welken Haine.

Wieder ist, wie bald! wie bald!
Mir ein Jahr dahingeschwunden.
Fragend rauscht es aus dem Wald:
"Hat dein Herz sein Glück gefunden?"

Waldesrauschen, wunderbar
Hast du mir das Herz getroffen!
Treulich bringt ein jedes Jahr
[Welkes Laub und welkes]2 Hoffen.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE

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1 Schoeck: "die Straßen" (streets)
2 Mendelssohn: "neues Laub wie neues" (new leaves like new)

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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) , "Cançó de tardor", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Autumn lament/song", copyright © 2004
  • ENG English (Walter A. Aue) , "Lovely Spring, you left so soon!", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Plainte d'automne", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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Lente lief, je bent voorbij!

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

Lente lief, je bent voorbij!
Nergens, nergens mag je blijven!
Waar ik zag jouw bloei, zo blij,
Hoor ik herfst nu angst verspreiden.
Treurig als de wind, die guur
Door de struiken welhaast mauwde,
Zucht de stervende natuur
Huiv'rend door de matte wouden.
Weerom is, hoe vlug al oud,
Heel een jaar van mij verslonden.
Vragend ruist het door het woud:
"Heeft je hart geluk gevonden?"
Wouden ruisend, [vreemd en zwaar]1
Ben je mij in 't hart geslopen!
Steevast brengt weer ieder jaar
[Kwijnend loof en kwijnend hopen.]2

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Translation of title "Herbstlied" = "Herfstlied"
1 […] Mendelssohn: wonderbaar
2 […] Mendelssohn: jeugdig blad en jeugdig hopen.


  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2017 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 Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850), "Herbstklage", appears in Gedichte, in 1. Erstes Buch, in Herbst, first published 1831? CAT ENG ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Banck, Heinrich XXIV. Prinz Reuss zu Köstritz, Carl Adolf Lorenz, Dr., Czesław Józef Marek, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Richard Metzdorff, Klaus Miehling, Othmar Schoeck, Ferdinand Sieber, Julius Stockhaus, Gustav Weber, Max Zenger. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-09-08.
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