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Ich fahr dahin, wenn es muß sein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich fahr dahin, [wenn]1 es muß sein,
Ich scheid mich von der Liebsten mein,
Zuletzt laß ich ihrs Herze mein,
Dieweil ich leb, so soll es sein.
Ich fahr dahin, ich fahr dahin!

Das sag ich ihr und niemand mehr:
Mein'm Herzen g'schah noch nie so weh.
Sie liebet mich je länger je mehr;
Durch Meiden muß ich leiden Pein.
Ich fahr dahin, ich fahr dahin!

Ich bitt dich, liebste Fraue mein,
Wann ich dich mein und anders kein,
Wann ich dir gib mein Lieb allein,
Gedenk, daß ich dein eigen bin.
Ich fahr dahin, ich fahr dahin!

Nun halt die Treu als stet als ich!
So wie du willt, so findst du mich.
Halt dich in Hut, das bitt ich dich!
Gesegn dich Gott! Ich fahr dahin!
Ich fahr dahin, ich fahr dahin!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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1 Lassen: "wann"; further changes may exist not noted above

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Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by Rudolf Mengelberg, Friedrich Silcher.

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Je m'en vais, puisqu'il le faut", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:53

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