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Ich möchte ziehn in die Welt hinaus

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich möchte ziehn in die Welt hinaus,
Hinaus in die weite Welt;
Wenn's nur so grün, so grün nicht wär,
Da draußen in Wald und Feld!

Ich möchte die grünen Blätter all
Pflücken von jedem Zweig,
Ich möchte die grünen Gräser all
Weinen ganz totenbleich.

Ach Grün, du böse Farbe du,
Was siehst mich immer an
So stolz, so keck, so schadenfroh,
Mich armen weißen Mann?

Ich möchte liegen vor ihrer Tür
[In]1 Sturm und Regen und Schnee.
Und singen ganz leise bei Tag und Nacht
Das eine Wörtchen: Ade!

Horch, wenn im Wald ein Jagdhorn [ruft]2,
Da klingt ihr Fensterlein!
Und schaut sie auch nach mir nicht aus,
Darf ich doch schauen hinein.

O binde von der Stirn dir ab
Das grüne, grüne Band;
Ade, ade! Und reiche mir
Zum Abschied deine Hand!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE GRE ITA KOR

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1 Schubert: "Im"
2 Schubert: "schallt"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The Hateful Color", copyright ©
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De kwade kleur", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Il colore maligno", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La couleur méchante", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "El color maligne", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , title 1: "미움의 색", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , title 1: "Ilkeä väri", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Athanasios Papaisiou) , title 1: "Το κακό χρώμα", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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De kwade kleur

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Liefst trok ik weg de wereld in,
Heel ver weg van wat mij kwelt;
Als ‘t maar zo groen, zo groen niet was,
Daarbuiten in bos en veld!
 
Liefst zou ik het groen van elke boom
Afrukken, wáár ik keek,
Ik zou graag met tranen ‘t groene gras
Witschreien, dood’lijk bleek.
 
Ach groen, jij kwade kleur voor mij!
Wat staar je steeds mij aan,
Verwaand, brutaal, vol leedvermaak,
Mij, arme, witbestoven man!
 
Liefst zou ‘k gaan liggen vóór haar deur,
Al stormde en sneeuwde het fel,
En zingen heel zachtjes bij dag en nacht
Dat ene woordje: Vaarwel!
 
Hoor, als in ’t woud een jachthoorn schalt,
Dan piept meteen haar raam!
Zij kijkt dan wel naar mij niet uit,
Maar ík zie háár daar wel staan.
 
O, doe toch van je voorhoofd af
Die groene, groene band;
Vaarwel, vaarwel! En reik mij slechts
Ten afscheid nog je hand!


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Text added to the website: 2005-08-14.
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