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Wo ein treues Herze

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Müller.
 Wo ein treues Herze
 In Liebe vergeht,
 Da welken die Lilien
 Auf jedem Beet.

 Da muß in die Wolken
 Der Vollmond gehn,
 Damit seine Thränen
 Die Menschen nicht sehn.

 Da halten die Englein
 Die Augen sich zu,
 Und schluchzen und singen
 Die Seele [zu]1 Ruh'.

Der Bach.
 Und wenn sich die Liebe
 Dem Schmerz entringt,
 Ein Sternlein, ein neues,
 Am Himmel erblinkt.

 Da springen drei Rosen,
 Halb [roth,]2 halb weiß,
 Die welken nicht wieder,
 Aus Dornenreis.

 Und die Engelein schneiden
 Die Flügel sich ab,
 Und gehn alle Morgen
 Zur Erde [hinab]3.

Der Müller.
 Ach, Bächlein, liebes Bächlein,
 Du meinst es so gut:
 Ach, Bächlein, aber weißt du,
 Wie Liebe thut?

 Ach, unten, da unten,
 Die kühle Ruh'!
 Ach, Bächlein, liebes Bächlein,
 So singe nur zu.


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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 43-44; and with Sieben und siebzig Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Dessau, 1821. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 45-46.

First published in a different version in Der Gesellschafter oder Blätter für Geist und Herz. Herausgegeben von F. W. Gubitz. Zweiter Jahrgang. Berlin, 1818. In der Maurerschen Buchhandlung. Montag den 8. Juni. 91stes Blatt, page 363.

1 Müller (1818 edition), and Schubert: "zur"
2 Müller (1818 edition), and Schubert: "roth und"
3 Müller (1818 and 1821 edition), and Schubert: "herab"

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


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 moliner i el rierol", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De molenaar en de beek", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The Miller and the Brook", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Mylläri ja puro", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le meunier et le ruisseau", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Athanasios Papaisiou) , "Ο μυλωνάς και το ρυάκι", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il mugnaio e il ruscello", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "물방아꾼과 시냇물", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Il mugnaio e il ruscello

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

Il mugnaio:
 - Dove un cuore fedele
 si strugge d'amore,
 là appassiscono
 i gigli in ogni aiola:

 là deve nascondersi
 fra le nubi la luna piena
 perché gli umani
 non vedano le sue lacrime;

 gli angioletti,
 ad occhi chiusi,
 accompagnano con singhiozzi e canti,
 l'anima verso la pace.

Il ruscello:
 - E quando l'amore 
 si libera dal dolore,
 scorge una stellina
 nuova nel cielo,

 e sbocciano tre rose,
 metà rosse e metà bianche,
 che non appassiscono più,
 tra i rami spinosi.

 E gli angioletti
 si tagliano le ali
 e scendono ogni mattina
 quaggiù sulla terra.

Il mugnaio:
 - Ah, ruscello, caro ruscelletto,
 dici proprio bene:
 ma tu lo sai,
 che cosa fa l'amore?

 Quaggiù, quaggiù,
 la fresca pace!
 Ah, ruscello, caro ruscelletto,
 continua a cantare!

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