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Da drüben über'm Walde

Language: German (Deutsch)

Da drüben über'm Walde
Da singt ein Vogel schön,
Da drüben an dem Bache
Seh' ich ein Rehlein geh'n,
Da drüben!
Und wo der Vogel singet
Und wo das Rehlein geht,
Da drüben bei den Tannen
Der Liebsten Hütte steht,
Da drüben!
Möcht' mit dem Vogel singen,
[Und zu]1 dem Rehlein geh'n,
Da drüben heimlich lauschend
Durch's kleine Fenster seh'n,
Da drüben!

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Kirchner: "Möcht' mit"

Submitted by Harry Joelson


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 (Harry Joelson) , "Down yonder o'er the forest", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-01-18 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:27

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Down yonder o'er the forest

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Down yonder o'er the forest
there sings a radiant bird,
down yonder by the streamlet
I see a young doe walk,
down yonder! down yonder!
And where the bird doth sing
and where the doe doth walk
down yonder by the fir trees
the hut of my dearest stands,
down yonder! down yonder!
Would I could sing with the birds
Would I could walk with the does,
down yonder list'ning in secret
glancing through windows small.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Julius Mosen (1803 - 1867), "Da drüben!", appears in Gedichte, in Leben und Liebe auf dem Lande
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, Gustav Hasse, Wilhelm Hill, Friedrich Gustav Jansen, Theodor Fürchtegott Kirchner, Alfred Kohl, Hans Michael Schletterer, Ferdinand Sieber, Ferdinand Stegmayer, Julius Tausch, Richard Ferdinand Würst. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2008-01-18 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:34

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