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In einem kühlen Grunde

Language: German (Deutsch)

[In einem kühlen Grunde]1
da geht ein Mühlenrad,
mein Liebchen ist verschwunden,
[die]2 dort gewohnet hat.

Sie hat mir Treue versprochen,
gab mir einen Ring dabei,
sie hat die Treue gebrochen,
das Ringlein sprang entzwei.

Ich möcht' als Spielmann reisen
[weit]3 in die Welt hinaus,
und singen meine Weisen
und [gehn]4 von Haus zu Haus.

Ich möcht' als Reiter fliegen
wohl in die blut'ge Schlacht,
[um stille]5 Feuer liegen
[Im Feld bei dunkler]6 Nacht.

[Hör' ich]7 das Mühlrad gehen,
[Ich]8 weiß nicht, was ich will,
Ich möcht' am liebsten sterben,
Dann wär's auf einmal still.


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE ITA

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Note: Kreutzer's version is sometimes credited to Uhland. The original poem is also sometimes titled "Untreue" and substitutes "Liebste" for "Liebchen" in line 1-3.
1 Kreutzer: "In jenem Tale dort unten"
2 or "das"
3 Kreutzer: "wohl"
4 Kreutzer: "zieh'n"
5 Kreutzer: "an stillem"
6 Kreutzer: "einsam bei kühler"
7 Kreutzer: "Ich hör"
8 Kreutzer: "und"

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In a cool valley", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "The mill wheel (The broken ringlet)", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Dans une froide vallée", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "La ruota del mulino", 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 10:01:27
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Word count: 95

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La ruota del mulino

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

In quella valle, laggiù, 
gira la ruota d'un mulino,
la mia bella è scomparsa, 
che abitava là.

Lei mi ha giurato fede, 
mi ha dato un anello,
ma ha rotto la promessa, 
l'anellino è spezzato.

Vorrei essere un cantore errante, 
andare per il mondo
a cantare le mie melodie 
di casa in casa.

Vorrei essere un cavaliere, 
correre nella battaglia cruenta,
e giacere solo, nella fredda notte, 
davanti a un tacito fuoco.

Sento la ruota d'un mulino che gira, 
e non so che voglio.
Meglio di tutto, vorrei morire, 
almeno così avrei pace!


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2005 by Amelia Maria Imbarrato, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Das zerbrochene Ringlein", appears in Gedichte, in 7. Romanzen ENG ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ignaz Brüll, Alexander Fesca, Rudolf Förster, Albin Fries, Friedrich Gernsheim, Friedrich Glück, Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffmann, A. R. Hellmann, Alexis Holländer, Engelbert Humperdinck, Wilhelm Killmayer, Joseph Klein, Conradin Kreutzer, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Friedrich Silcher, Erich Zeisl. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2005-10-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:15
Line count: 20
Word count: 93