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Es weiß und rät es doch keiner

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es weiß und rät es doch keiner,
Wie mir so wohl ist, so wohl!
Ach, wüßt es nur einer, nur einer,
Kein Mensch es sonst wissen [soll!]1

So still ist's nicht draußen im Schnee,
So stumm und verschwiegen sind
Die Sterne nicht in der Höh,
Als meine Gedanken sind.

Ich wünscht', es wäre schon Morgen,
Da fliegen zwei Lerchen auf,
Die überfliegen einander,
Mein Herz folgt ihrem Lauf.

Ich wünscht', ich wäre ein Vöglein
Und zöge über das Meer,
Wohl über das Meer und weiter,
Bis daß ich im Himmel wär!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE HEB ITA NOR POR SPA

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R. Schumann sets stanzas 1-2, 4

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1 Schumann: "sollt'"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De stilte", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le silence", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "השקט", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "La quiete", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Stillheten", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "A quietude", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , "El Silencio", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Le silence

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

Personne ne sait ni ne devine
Combien je suis heureux, si heureux !
Ah, qu'un seul le sache, rien qu'un,
Sinon aucun être ne pourrait le savoir.

Ce n'est pas si calme, dehors dans la neige
Muettes et silencieuses,
Les étoiles au ciel ne le sont pas
Comparées à mes pensées.

Je voudrais que ce soit déjà le matin,
Quand deux alouettes s'envolent,
L'une survolant l'autre
Mon cœur suivant leur course.

Je voudrais être un petit oiseau,
Et partir sur la mer,
Bien au-dessus de la mer, loin,
Jusqu'à ce que je sois au ciel !


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