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Pause

Language: German (Deutsch)

Meine Laute hab' ich gehängt an die Wand,
Hab' sie umschlungen mit einem grünen Band -
Ich kann nicht mehr singen, mein Herz ist zu voll,
Weiß nicht, wie ich's in Reime zwingen soll.
Meiner Sehnsucht allerheißesten Schmerz
Durft' ich aushauchen in [Liederscherz]1,
Und wie ich klagte so süß und fein,
[Meint']2 ich doch, mein Leiden wär' nicht klein.
Ei, wie groß ist wohl meines Glückes Last,
Daß kein Klang auf Erden es in sich faßt?

Nun, liebe Laute, ruh' an dem Nagel hier!
Und weht ein Lüftchen über die Saiten dir,
Und streift eine Biene mit ihren Flügeln dich,
Da wird [mir]3 bange und es durchschauert mich.
Warum ließ ich das Band auch hängen so lang?
Oft fliegt's um die Saiten mit seufzendem Klang.
Ist es der Nachklang meiner Liebespein?
Soll es das Vorspiel neuer Lieder sein?


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

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Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Erstes Bändchen. Zweite Auflage. Deßau 1826. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, page 28; and with Sieben und siebzig Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Dessau, 1821. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, page 29.

1 Schubert (by mistake?): "Liederschmerz"
2 Schubert: "Glaubt'"
3 Schubert: "mir so"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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) , "Pausa", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Pauze", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Pause", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Tauko", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Pause", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Athanasios Papaisiou) , "Διάλειμμα", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Pausa", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "멈춤*", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Pausa

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Il mio liuto, l'ho appeso al muro,
l'ho legato con un nastro verde -
non posso più cantare, il mio cuore è pieno,
non so come potrei costringerlo in versi.

Il dolore cocente della nostalgia
l'ho potuto sfogare nella gioia del canto,
e quando piangevo così dolce e soave
sapevo che la mia pena non era poca.

Ah, tanto è grande il peso della mia felicità,
che nessun suono al mondo può esprimerla.

Ora, caro liuto, riposa appeso al tuo chiodo;
e se un'auretta spira sulle tue corde
o un'ape ti sfiora con le ali,
mi fa paura, mi fa rabbrividire!

Perché ho lasciato pendere il nastro così lungo?
Spesso accarezza le corde con suono lamentoso.
E' l'eco delle mie pene d'amore?
O forse il preludio a nuovi canti?


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