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Wandl' ich in dem Wald des Abends

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wandl' ich [in dem]1 Wald des Abends,
In dem träumerischen Wald,
Immer wandelt mir zur Seite
Deine zärtliche Gestalt.
Ist es nicht dein weißer Schleier?
Nicht dein sanftes Angesicht?
Oder ist es nur der Mondschein,
Der durch Tannendunkel bricht?
Sind es meine eignen Tränen
Die ich leise rinnen hör'?
Oder gehst du, Liebste, [wirklich]2
Weinend neben mir einher?


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1 Lassen: "den" (further changes may exist not noted above); Zemlinsky: "im"
2 Zemlinsky: "weinend"

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In the dreamy wood I wander

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

In the dreamy wood I wander,
   In the wood at eventide;
And thy slender, graceful figure
   Wanders ever by my side.

Is not this thy white veil floating?
   Is not that thy gentle face?
Is it but the moonlight breaking
   Through the dark fir-branches space?

Can these tears so softly flowing
   Be my very own I hear?
Or indeed, art thou beside me,
   Weeping, darling, close anear?

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Neue Gedichte, in Verschiedene, in Seraphine, no. 1 FRE FRE ITA SPA FRE ROM
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst Bacon, Nicolae Bretan, Leopold Damrosch, Bernard van Dieren, J. Dürck, Heinrich Esser, Richard Farber, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Don Forsythe, Robert Franz, Richard Gompertz, Henrik Hennings, A. Herwalt, Konrad Heubner, Arno Kleffel, Emma Kodály, Eduard Lassen, Helen Agnes MacWhirter, Adolf Eduard Marschner, Erwin E. Wilhelm Meier, Ernst Hermann Meyer, Hendrik Christian van Oort, Wilhelm Platz, Mathilde, Baroness Willy de Rothschild, Louis Victor Franz Saar, Louis Samson, Giovanni Sgambati, Heinz Tiessen, Alexander Winterberger, Kōsaku Yamada, Alexander Zemlinsky. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2008-05-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:42
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