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Ich hört ein Sichlein rauschen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich [hört]1 ein Sichlein rauschen,
Wohl rauschen durch das Korn,
Ich hört [ein Mägdlein]2 klagen,
Sie hätt ihr Lieb verlorn.
Laß rauschen. Lieb, laß rauschen,
Ich acht [nicht]3, wie es geh,
[Ich tät mein Lieb vertauschen]4
In [Veilchen und im Klee.]5
[Du hast ein Mägdlein worben
In Veilchen und im Klee,]6
So steh ich hier alleine,
Tut meinem Herzen weh.
Ich hör ein Hirschlein rauschen
Wohl rauschen durch den Wald,
Ich hör mein Lieb sich klagen,
Die Lieb verrauscht so bald.
Laß rauschen. Lieb, laß rauschen,
Ich weiß nicht, wie mir wird,
Die Bächlein immer rauschen,
Und keines sich verirrt.

Translation(s): DUT FRE

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J. Brahms sets stanzas 1-3
W. Heinemann sets stanzas 1-3

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Part of this text is used in Mengelberg's Erinnerung beim Wein.
1 Brahms: "hörte"; Eggers: "hör"
2 Heinemann: "eine feine Magd"
3 Heinemann: "nit"
4 Heinemann: "Ich hab mir ein'n Buhlen erworben"
5 Brahms: "Veiel und grünem Klee" ; Heinemann: "Veil und grünem Klee"
6 Brahms: "Hast du ein Buhlen erworben / In Veiel und grünem Klee" ; Heinemann: "Hast du ein Buhl'n erworben / In Veil und grünem Klee

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lidy van Noordenburg) , "Ik hoord' een beekje ruisen", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Laisse bruire, amour, laisse bruire", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Ik hoord' een beekje ruisen

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

Ik hoord' een beekje ruisen
zacht ruisen door het koorn
Ik hoorde een meisje huilen
Zij had haar lief verloren.

Laat ruisen, lief, laat ruisen
'k let niet op hoe 't gaat
Ik zou mijn lief hier ruilen
bij violen en groene klaver.

Heb jij een vrijer veroverd
bij violen en groene klaver,
Sta ik hier in mijn eentje
Met mijn hart vol smart.

Translation(s): SWE

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , "Laß rauschen Lieb, laß rauschen", appears in Des Knaben Wunderhorn, volume 2 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Banck, Max Joseph Beer, Johannes Brahms, Max Burger, Gustav Eggers, Wilhelm Heinemann , Franz von Holstein, Robert von Hornstein, Philipp Jarnach, Joseph Pache, Wilhelm Petersen, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Malvina Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Friedrich Siebmann, Nicolai von Wilm, Alexander Winterberger, Felix von Woyrsch. Go to the text.


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