Thank you to all the generous supporters who helped us raise $15,792 for our site-renewal project! We can't wait for you to see what we're building! Your ongoing donations are essential for The LiederNet Archive to continue in its mission of providing this unique resource to the world, so if you didn't get a chance to contribute during the overhaul drive, your help in any amount is still valuable.

The LiederNet Archive

Much of our material is not in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
Printing texts or translations without the name of the author or translator is also illegal.
You must use the copyright symbol © when you reprint copyright-protected material.

For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
Please read the instructions below the translations before writing!
In your e-mail, always include the names of the translators if you wish to reprint something.

Daphne am Bach

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich hab ein Bächlein funden
Vom Städtchen ziemlich weit,
Da [bin]1 ich manche Stunden
In stiller Einsamkeit.
Ich thät mir gleich erkiesen
Ein Plätzchen kühles Moos;
Da sitz' ich, und da fließen
Mir Thränen in den Schooß.

Für dich, für dich nur wallet
Mein jugendliches Blut;
Doch, leise nur erschallet
Dein Nam' an dieser Flut.
Ich fürchte, daß mich täusche
Ein Lauscher aus der Stadt;
Es schreckt mich das Geräusche
Von jedem [Pappelblatt]2.

Ich wünsche mir zurücke
Den flüchtigsten Genuß;
In jedem Augenblicke
Fühl ich den Abschiedskuß.
Es ward mir wohl und bange,
[Als]3 mich dein Arm umschloß,
[Als]3 noch auf meine Wange
Dein letztes Thränchen floß!

Von meinem Blumenhügel
Sah ich dir lange nach;
Ich wünschte mir die Flügel
Der Täubchen auf dem Dach;
Nun glaub' ich zu vergehen
Mit jedem Augenblick.
Willst du dein Liebchen sehen,
So komme bald zurück!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

List of language codes

J. Kraus sets stanzas 1-2, 4

View original text (without footnotes)

Confirmed with Gedichte der Brüder Christian und Friedrich Leopold Grafen zu Stolberg. herausgegeben von Heinrich Christian Boie. Leipzig, in der Weygandschen Buchhandlung. 1779, pages 97-98; and with Poetische Blumenlese Für das Jahr 1776. Von den Verfassern der bisherigen Göttinger Blumenlese [...] Herausgegeben von J. H. Voß. Lauenburg, gedruckt bey Johann Georg Berenberg, pages 105-106.

1 Zumsteeg: "sitz'"
2 Stolberg (1776 edition): "Weidenblatt"
3 Zumsteeg: "Da"

Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Authorship

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) , "Dafne al rierol", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Daphne bij de beek", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I have found a brook", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Daphné au bord du ruisseau", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2019-02-07 06:46:10

Line count: 32
Word count: 142

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Browse imslp.org (Petrucci Music Library) for Lieder or choral works