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Die Forelle

Language: German (Deutsch)

In einem Bächlein helle,
Da schoß in froher Eil
Die launische Forelle
Vorüber, wie ein Pfeil:
Ich stand an dem Gestade,
Und sah' in süsser Ruh
Des muntern [Fisches]1 Bade
Im klaren Bächlein zu.

Ein Fischer mit der Ruthe
Wol an dem Ufer stand,
Und sah's mit kaltem Blute
Wie sich das Fischlein wand.
So lang dem Wasser Helle,
So dacht' ich, nicht gebricht,
So fängt er die Forelle
Mit seiner Angel nicht.

Doch [endlich]2 ward dem Diebe
Die Zeit zu lang; er macht
Das Bächlein tückisch trübe:
Und eh' ich es gedacht,
So zuckte seine Ruthe;
Das Fischlein zappelt dran;
Und ich, mit regem Blute,
Sah die Betrogene an.

[Ihr, die ihr noch am]3 Quelle
Der sichern Jugend weilt,
Denkt doch an die Forelle;
Seht ihr Gefahr, so eilt!
Meist fehlt ihr nur aus Mangel
Der Klugheit; Mädchen, seht
Verführer mit der Angel -
Sonst blutet ihr zu spät.


Translation(s): CAT CHI DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG FIN FRE GRE ITA

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F. Schubert sets stanzas 1-3

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Confirmed with Chr. Daniel Friedrich Schubarts Gedichte aus dem Kerker. Mit allerhöchst-gnädist Kaiserl. Privilegio. Carlsruhe, bey Christian Gottlieb Schmieder 1785, pages 228-229; with Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubarts sämtliche Gedichte. Von ihm selbst herausgegeben. Zweiter Band. Stuttgart, in der Buchdruckerei der Herzoglichen Hohen Carlsschule, 1786, pages 139-140; and with Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart's Gedichte. Herausgegeben von seinem Sohne Ludwig Schubart. Zweyter Theil. Frankfurt am Main 1802, bey J. C. Hermann, pages 302-303.

Schubart, who set the poem himself, had an additional stanza (between stanza 3 and 4) which he supressed in the printed edition:

So scheust auch manche Schöne
Im vollen Strom der Zeit
Und sieht nicht die Sirene
Die ihr im Wirbel dräut.
Sie folgt dem Drang der Liebe
Und eh' sie sichs versieht
So wird das Bächlein trübe
Und ihre Unschuld flieht.
1 Schubert: "Fischleins"
2 Schubart (1786 and 1802 editions): "plözlich"
3 Schubart (1786 and 1802 editions): "Die ihr am goldnen"

Note: Schubert produced over the years four copies of Die Forelle, resulting in five slightly different versions. The third version, dedicated to Josef Hüttenbrenner and presumably written down from memory, has the final two lines (of stanza 3) differently:

Ich sah mit regem Blute
Das arme Fischlein an.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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) , "La truita", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Yen-Chiang Che) , "鱒魚", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De forel", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The trout", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Walter Meyer) , "The Trout", copyright © 1995, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "The trout", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Daniel Platt) , "The trout", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Forelli", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La truite", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , "Η πέστροφα", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) (Antonio Zencovich) , "La trota", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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La truita

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

En un clar rierol
es gitava amb joiosa cuita
la truita capriciosa
passant com una fletxa:
jo estava a la riba
i esguardava en una dolça calma
el rabeig del peix eixerit
en el clar rierol.

Un pescador amb la canya
estava vora de l’aigua
i observava amb sang freda
com es movia el peix.
Mentre l’aigua resti clara
jo pensava, certament,
no atraparà la truita
amb la seva canya de pescar.

Però finalment al pillard
l’espera li semblà llarga i pèrfidament
féu enterbolir el rierol,
i abans que me’n adonés,
la seva canya oscil•lava
amb el peix capturat bellugant-se;
i jo bullint-me la sang
vaig veure el peix enganyat.

Vosaltres que resteu encara
a la font de la confiada joventut,
penseu doncs en la truita
i si veieu el perill, fugiu!
Moltes us equivoqueu per manca
de prudència; noies, pareu esment
al seductor amb la canya,
altrament, plorareu massa tard.


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