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Sängers Trost

Language: German (Deutsch)

Weint auch einst [kein Liebchen]1
Tränen auf mein Grab,
Träufeln doch die Blumen
Milden Tau hinab;

Weilt an ihm kein Wandrer
Im [Vorüberziehn]2,
Blickt auf seiner Reise
Doch der Mond [auf ihn]3.

Denkt auf diesen Fluren
Bald kein Erdner mein,
Denkt doch mein die Aue
Und der stille Hain.

Blumen, Hain und Aue,
Stern und Mondenlicht,
Die ich sang, vergessen
Ihres Sängers nicht.

Translation(s): CZE DUT ENG ENG FRE

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1 Bohm: "ein Lieber"; further changes may exist not noted above.
2 Ashton, Dessauer, Fibich, Frisch, Platz, Schumann, Voegely-Nünlist: "Vorüberlauf"
3 Ashton, Baldamus, Dessauer, Fibich, Platz, Schumann, Voegely-Nünlist: "darauf"; Zumsteeg: "nach ihm"; Frisch and Schneider: "dahin"

Submitted by Ted Perry


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Troost voor de zanger", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) (Harald Krebs) , "Singer's [Poet's] comfort", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "Minstrel's Consolation"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Consolation du barde", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-12-03 13:05:17

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Singer's [Poet's] comfort

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Even if someday no beloved
Weeps tears onto my grave,
The flowers still drop down
Their gentle dew.

Even if no wanderer
Lingers there while passing by,
The moon during its journey
Looks down upon that place.

Even if on these fields
Soon no earthling remembers me,
The meadow and the quiet grove
Do remember me.

Flowers, grove, and meadow,
Star- and moonlight,
Of whom I once sang [in my poems],
Do not forget their singer [poet].

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Justinus (Andreas Christian) Kerner (1786 - 1862), "Sängers Trost" CZE DUT FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Algernon Bennet Langton Ashton, Gustav Baldamus, Carl Bohm, Joseph Dessauer, Heinrich Esser, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Gerhard Frisch, Julius Lammers, Josephine Lang, Wilhelm Platz, Otto Schleuning, Immo Schneider, Robert Schumann, Carl Theodor Seiffert, Gottlieb Voegely-Nünlist, Emilie Zumsteeg. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2006-11-21 00:00:00.

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