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Abschied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ade, Du muntre, Du fröhliche Stadt, Ade!
Schon scharret mein Rösslein mit lustigem Fuß;
Jetzt nimm [meinen]1 letzten, den scheidenden Gruß.
Du hast mich wohl [nimmermehr]2 traurig gesehn,
So kann es auch jetzt nicht beim Abschied geschehn.
Ade, Du muntre, Du fröhliche Stadt, Ade!

Ade, Ihr Bäume, Ihr Gärten so grün, Ade! 
Nun reit' ich am silbernen Strome entlang,
Weit schallend ertönet mein Abschiedsgesang;
Nie habt Ihr ein [klagendes]3Lied gehört,
So wird Euch auch keines beim Scheiden beschert.
Ade, Ihr Bäume, Ihr Gärten so grün, Ade!

Ade, Ihr freundlichen [Mägdelein]4 dort, Ade!
Was schaut Ihr aus blumenumduftetem Haus
Mit schelmischen, lockenden Blicken heraus?
Wie sonst, so grüß' ich und schaue mich um,
Doch [nimmermehr]5 wend' ich mein [Rösselein]6 um.
Ade, Ihr freundlichen [Mägdelein]4 dort, Ade!

Ade, liebe Sonne, so gehst Du zur Ruh, Ade!
Nun schimmert der blinkenden Sterne Gold.
Wie bin ich Euch Sternlein am Himmel so hold;
[Durchziehen die Welt wir]7 auch weit und breit,
Ihr gebt überall uns das treue Geleit.
Ade, liebe Sonne, so gehst Du zur Ruh, Ade!

Ade, Du schimmerndes Fensterlein hell, Ade!
Du glänzest so traulich mit dämmerndem Schein,
Und ladest so freundlich ins Hüttchen uns ein.
Vorüber, ach, ritt ich so manches mal
Und wär' es denn heute zum letzten mal?
Ade, Du schimmerndes Fensterlein hell, Ade!

Ade, Ihr Sterne, verhüllet Euch grau! - Ade!
Des [Fensterleins]8 trübes verschimmerndes Licht
Ersetzt Ihr unzähligen Sterne mir nicht;
Darf ich hier nicht weilen, muß hier vorbei,
Was hilft es [mir]9, folgt Ihr mir noch so treu!
Ade, Ihr Sterne, verhüllet Euch grau! - Ade!


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

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludwig Rellstab. Erstes Bändchen. Berlin, bei Friedrich Laue. 1827, pages 134-135.

1 Schubert (except Neue Gesamtausgabe): "noch den"
2 Schubert: "niemals noch"
3 Schubert: "trauriges"
4 Schubert: "Mägdlein"
5 Schubert: "nimmer"
6 Schubert: "Rößlein"
7 Schubert: "Durchziehn wir die Welt"
8 Schubert: "Fensterlein"
9 omitted by Schubert

Note: Rellstab repeats the first line of each stanza at the end of the respecive stanza, but he had it printed in abbreviated form: "Ade, Du muntre u.s.w.".


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) , "Comiat", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Afscheid", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Farewell", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Jäähyväiset", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Adieux", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Commiato", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "고별", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Farvel", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , "Adiós", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Farewell

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Farewell! You jaunty, happy city, farewell!
My horse is already scratching the ground with his cheerful hoof;
Now accept my final greeting.
Perhaps you have never seen me sad;
So it cannot even happen now on parting.

Farewell! You trees, you gardens so green, farewell!
Now I ride along the silver stream,
My song of farewell echoing far and wide:
You have never heard a mournful song,
So I won't bestow one upon you, even in parting.

Farewell! You friendly young maidens there, farewell!
How you peer out of your flower-perfumed houses
With impish, alluring glances!
As I have in the past, I greet you and glance around me,
But never will I turn my horse around.

Farewell! Dear sun, as you set, farewell!
Now the gold of the glittering stars twinkles.
How dear I hold you, little stars in the sky,
As we wander the world far and wide together,
You go with us everywhere, our faithful guide.

Farewell! You shimmering, bright little window, farewell!
You glint so cozily with your dimming light,
And invite us into the cottage with such friendliness.
Ah, so many times have I ridden past you,
And today may very well be the last time.

Farewell! You stars, cover yourselves in gray, farewell!
The dim, fading light of those little windows
You cannot replace for me, you infinite stars;
Since I cannot remain here, since I must go past,
What good does it do that you still follow me so faithfully?


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