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Der Abschied des Freundes

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

Er stieg vom Pferd und reichte ihm den Trunk
Des Abschieds dar. Er fragte ihn, wohin
Er führe und auch warum es müßte sein.
Er sprach, seine Stimme war umflort: Du, mein Freund,
Mir war auf dieser Welt das Glück nicht hold!
Wohin ich geh? Ich geh, ich wandre in die Berge.
Ich suche Ruhe für mein einsam Herz.
Ich wandle nach der Heimat, meiner Stätte.
Ich werde niemals in die Ferne schweifen.
Still ist mein Herz und harret seiner Stunde!

Die liebe Erde allüberall
Blüht auf im Lenz und grünt
Aufs neu! Allüberall und ewig
Blauen licht die Fernen!
Ewig... ewig...


Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA POR

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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It is based on

  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hans Bethge (1876 - 1946), "Der Abschied des Freundes" [an adaptation] FRE SWE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Hans Altmann, Anna Hegeler, Fartein Valen. Go to the text.

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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)

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This text (or a part of it) is used in a work

Set in a modified version by Hans Altmann, Anna Hegeler, Fartein Valen.

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist [an adaptation] FRE GER GER ; composed by Ture Rangström.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Friend's farewell", copyright © 2008
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Paulo Albuquerque de Noronha) , "A Despedida do Amigo", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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