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Über die Heide

Language: German (Deutsch)

Über die Heide 
Hallet mein Schritt;
Dumpf aus der Erde 
Wandert es mit.

Herbst ist gekommen, 
Frühling ist weit --
Gab es denn einmal 
Selige Zeit?

Brauende Nebel 
Geisten umher,
Schwarz ist das Kraut 
Und der Himmel so leer.

Wär' ich nur hier nicht 
Gegangen im Mai!
Leben und Liebe -- 
Wie flog es vorbei!


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Across the Heath", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Over the moorlands", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À travers la lande", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Risuona il mio passo sopra la landa", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Across the Heath

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Across the heath 
my step resounds;
The dull echo from the earth 
wanders with me.

Autumn has arrived, 
Spring is far away -
Was there once, then, 
a time of bliss?

Brewing mists surround me
like ghosts,
Dark is the vegetation, 
and the sky so empty.

Would that I had not 
come here in May!
Life and love - 
how they flew by!


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Theodor Storm (1817 - 1888), "Über die Heide", first published 1868-9 DUT FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Brahms, August Bungert, Robert Fischhof, Adalbert von Goldschmidt, Hans Martin Gräbner, Luise Greger, née Sumpf, Siegmund von Hausegger, Bertold Hummel, Rudolph, Freiherr von Procházka, Carl Schotte, Richard Wetz, Victor von Woikowsky-Biedau, Mary Wurm. Go to the text.

 

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

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