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Im Wald, im hellen Sonnenschein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Im Wald, im hellen Sonnenschein,
Wenn alle Knospen springen,
[Dann]1 mag ich gerne mittendrein
Eins singen.

Wie mir zu Mut in Leid und Lust,
Im Wachen und im Träumen,
Das stimm ich an aus voller Brust
Den Bäumen.

Und sie verstehen mich gar fein,
Die Blätter alle lauschen
Und fall'n am rechten Orte ein,
Mit Rauschen.

Und weiter [wandelt]2 Schall und Hall,
In Wipfeln, Fels und Büschen.
Hell schmettert auch Frau Nachtigall

Da fühlt die Brust am eignen Klang,
Sie darf sich was erkühnen,
O frische [Luft!]3 Gesang! Gesang
Im Grünen.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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1 Kjerulf: "Da"
2 Raff: "wandert"
3 Kjerulf, Raff (and probably everybody else): "Lust" (may be "Lust" in the original, but many reliable sources for the original poem give "Luft")

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Joel Ayau) , "In the forest, in bright sunshine", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Henri Dupraz) , "Dans la forêt", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-11-01.
Last modified: 2017-08-24 00:43:19
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