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Wie willst du dich mir offenbaren

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie willst du dich mir offenbaren,
Wie ungewohnt, geliebtes Tal?
Nur in den frühsten Jugendjahren
Erschienst du so mir manches Mal.

Die Sonne schon hinabgegangen,
Doch aus den Bächen klarer Schein;
Kein Lüftchen spielt mir um die Wangen,
Doch sanftes Rauschen in dem Hain.

Es duftet wieder alte Liebe,
Es grünet wieder alte Lust;
Ja, selbst die alten Liedertriebe
Beleben diese kalte Brust.

Natur, wohl braucht es solcher Stunden,
So innig, so liebevoll,
Wenn dieses arme Herz gesunden,
Das welkende genesen soll.

Bedrängt mich einst die Welt noch bänger,
So such' ich wieder dich mein Tal,
Empfange dann den kranken Sänger
Mit solcher Milde noch einmal.

Und sink' ich dann ermattet nieder,
So öffne leise deinen Grund
Und nimm mich auf und schließ' ihn wieder 
Und grüne fröhlich und gesund.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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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) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , "The valley", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La vallée", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "La valle", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52

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Word count: 130

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La valle

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

Come vuoi svelarti a me,
come, tu strana, amata valle?
Solo nei primi anni della gioventù
mi sei apparsa qualche volta.

Il sole già tramontato,
ma dal ruscello una chiara luce;
non una brezza mi spira sul viso,
ma solo un dolce suono nel boschetto.

Profuma di antico amore,
è verde come l'antica gioia,
sì, anche le antiche pene d'amore
animano questo freddo cuore.

Natura, si ha bisogno di questo in certe ore,
così intimo, pieno d'amore,
se questo povero cuore guarirà,
rinascerà ciò che è appassito.

Se più crudele mi perseguita il mondo,
cerco di nuovo te, valle mia,
accogli quindi il cantore malato
con la tua dolcezza ancora una volta.

E se poso qui stanco,
apri lieve il tuo suolo
e prendimi, e richiudilo,
e rinverdisci lieta e florida.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862), "Das Tal", appears in Lieder CAT DUT ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Friedrich Johann Girschner, Conradin Kreutzer, Carl, Freiherr von Seckendorff, Richard Georg Strauss. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2005-10-17 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:15

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Word count: 131