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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 todtenbleich.

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 Thür,
In Sturm und Regen und Schnee,
Und singen ganz leise bei Tag und Nacht
Das eine Wörtchen Ade!

Horch, wenn im [Wald]1 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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Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Erstes Bändchen. Zweite Auflage. Deßau 1826. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 37-38; and with Sieben und siebzig Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Dessau, 1821. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 39-40.

First published in a different version with the title Das böse Grün in Der Gesellschafter oder Blätter für Geist und Herz. Herausgegeben von F. W. Gubitz. Zweiter Jahrgang. Berlin, 1818. In der Maurerschen Buchhandlung. Sonnabend den 6. Juni. 90stes Blatt, page 357.

1 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "Walde"
2 Schubert: "schallt"

Submitted by Emily Ezust and Peter Rastl

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


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Il colore maligno

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

 Vorrei andare per il mondo,
 in giro per il vasto mondo;
 se solo non fosse tutto verde, così verde,
 là fuori per boschi e campi!

 Vorrei strappare tutte le foglie verdi
 da ogni ramo,
 vorrei far scolorire col pianto
 tutta l'erba verde.

 Ah, verde, colore maligno,
 perchè mi guardi sempre
 così superbo, arrogante, malefico,
 io povera bianca creatura?

 Vorrei giacere davanti alla sua porta,
 tra tempesta, pioggia e neve,
 e cantare sommesso giorno e notte
 una sola parola: addio!

 Ascolta, quando nel bosco risuona il corno
 stride la sua finestra
 e anche se non si affaccia per me,
 posso guardare dentro.

 Sciogliti dalla fronte
 il nastro verde - così verde! -
 Addio, addio: e porgimi
 la mano come saluto!


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