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Holder Lenz, du bist dahin!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Holder Lenz, du bist dahin!
Nirgends, nirgends darfst du bleiben!
Wo ich sah dein frohes Blühn,
Braust des Herbstes banges Treiben.

Wie der Wind so traurig fuhr
Durch [den Strauch]1, als ob er weine;
Sterbeseufzer der Natur
Schauern durch die welken Haine.

Wieder ist, wie bald! wie bald!
Mir ein Jahr dahingeschwunden.
Fragend rauscht es aus dem Wald:
"Hat dein Herz sein Glück gefunden?"

Waldesrauschen, wunderbar
Hast du mir das Herz getroffen!
Treulich bringt ein jedes Jahr
[Welkes Laub und welkes]2 Hoffen.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE

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1 Schoeck: "die Straßen" (streets)
2 Mendelssohn: "neues Laub wie neues" (new leaves like new)

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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) , "Cançó de tardor", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Autumn lament/song", copyright © 2004
  • ENG English (Walter A. Aue) , "Lovely Spring, you left so soon!", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Plainte d'automne", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Autumn lament/song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 Lovely spring, you are gone!
 for never never may you remain!
 Where I saw your merry blossoms
 now bluster autumn's anxious stirrings.

 How the wind blows so mournfully
 through the bushes, as if it were weeping;
 Nature's dying sighs
 shudder through the decaying grove.

 Again it is, how soon, how soon!
 a year has vanished, lost from me.
 It rushes through the woods, asking
 "Has your heart found happiness?"

 Murmuring woods, how wonderfully
 have you affected my heart!
 Every year reliably brings
 Withered leaves and withered hopes.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850), "Herbstklage", appears in Gedichte, in 1. Erstes Buch, in Herbst, first published 1831? CAT DUT FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Banck, Heinrich XXIV. Prinz Reuss zu Köstritz, Carl Adolf Lorenz, Dr., Czesław Józef Marek, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Richard Metzdorff, Klaus Miehling, Othmar Schoeck, Ferdinand Sieber, Julius Stockhaus, Gustav Weber, Max Zenger. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2004-04-28 00:00:00.

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