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Fahr wohl

Language: German (Deutsch)

  Fahr wohl,
O Vöglein, das nun wandern soll;
Der Sommer fährt von hinnen,
Du willst mit ihm entrinnen:
  Fahr wohl, fahr wohl!

  Fahr wohl,
O Blättlein, das nun fallen soll,
Dich hat rot angestrahlet
Der Herbst im Tod gemalet:
  Fahr wohl, fahr wohl! 

  Fahr wohl,
O Leben, das nun sterben soll,
Nicht sterben kann das Leben,
Wird neu der Gruft entschweben;
  Fahr wohl, fahr wohl! 

  Fahr wohl!
In langen Winternächten soll
Mein Geist nun schau'n im Traume,
Was sonst mein Aug' im Raume;
  Fahr wohl, fahr wohl! 

  Fahr wohl,
All Liebes, das nun scheiden soll! 
Und ob es so geschehe,
Daß ich nicht mehr dich sehe,
  Fahr wohl, fahr wohl,
    Fahr wohl!

Translation(s): DUT DUT ENG FIN FRE

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J. Brahms sets stanzas 1-2, 5

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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Farewell!", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Milla Valkeasuo) , title 1: "Hyvästi!", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Pieter van der Woel) , title 1: "Vaarwel", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48

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

pieni lintunen, jonka nyt täytyy mennä;
kesä on lähtemäisillään
ja sinä karkaat hänen mukanaan. 

pienet lehdet, joiden nyt täytyy tippua;
te olette punaiseksi värjäytyneitä,
kuolevan syksyn maalaamia: 

rakkauteni, jonka nyt täytyy lähteä!
Ja jos niin tapahtuisi
etten näkisi sinua enää koskaan: 

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Finnish (Suomi) copyright © 2008 by Milla Valkeasuo, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2008-05-12 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:42

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Word count: 47