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Wie Feld und Au

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie Feld und Au
So blinkend im Thau!
Wie Perlen-schwer
Die Pflanzen umher!
[Wie durch den Hain
Die Lüfte so rein!]1
Wie laut, im hellen Sonnenstrahl,
Die süßen Vöglein allzumahl!

Ach! aber da,
Wo Liebchen ich sah,
Im Kämmerlein,
So nieder und klein,
So rings bedeckt,
Der Sonne versteckt --
Wo blieb die Erde weit und breit
Mit aller ihrer Herrlichkeit?

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Geschichte der deutschen Literatur mit ausgewählten Stücken aus den Werken der vorzüglichsten Schriftsteller von Heinrich Kurz, Zweiter Band, Fünfte Auflage, Leipzig, Druck und Verlag von B. G. Teubner, pages 544-545.

Modernized spelling would change "Thau" to "Tau" and "allzumahl" to "allzumal"

Note: Goethe mistakenly included this poem in his works in 1815. Several composers therefore attributed it erroneously to him (including Wolf and Franz). Referenced in Max Friedlaender's Das deutsche Lied im 18. Jahrhundert, Stuttgart: J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Nachfolger, 1902, reprint: Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1962.

1 Franz, Nägeli, F. Mendelssohn: "Wie durch's Gebüsch / Die Winde so frisch!"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Emilia Maxim


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) , "Zomerlied", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Guess) , "Summer song", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "En été", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-10-10 00:00:00.

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