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Oft denk' ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Oft denk' ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen,
Bald werden sie wieder nach Hause gelangen,
Der Tag ist schön, o sei nicht bang,
Sie machen nur einen weiten Gang.

Ja wohl, sie sind nur ausgegangen,
Und werden jetzt nach [Haus]1 gelangen,
O, sei nicht bang, der Tag is schön,
Sie machen [nur]2 den Gang zu jenen Höh'n.

Sie sind uns nur voraus gegangen,
Und werden nicht [hier]3 nach [Haus]1 verlangen,
Wir holen sie ein auf jenen Höh'n
Im Sonnenschein, der Tag is schön [auf jenen Höh'n]2.


Translation(s): CAT ENG ENG FRE ITA SPA

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1 Mahler: "Hause"
2 added by Mahler.
3 Mahler: "wieder"

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Often I think that they have only stepped out", copyright ©
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elena María Accinelli) , title 1: "A menudo pienso que sólo han salido un instante", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Spesso penso che siano solo usciti!", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Sovint penso que només han sortit a fora", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , title 1: "I think they have gone for just a moment", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Often I think that they have only stepped out

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Often I think that they have only stepped out -
and that soon they will reach home again.
The day is fair - O don't be afraid -
They are only taking a long walk.

Yes: they have only stepped out
and will now return home.
O don't be anxious - the day is fair.
They are only taking a walk to those hills.

They have simply gone on ahead:
they will not wish to return home.
We'll catch up to them on those hills.
In the sunshine the day is fair.


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