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Schöne Sennin, noch einmal

Language: German (Deutsch)

Schöne Sennin, noch einmal
Singe deinen Ruf in's Thal,
Daß die frohe Felsensprache
Deinem hellen Ruf erwache.
Horch, o Mädchen Sennin, wie dein Sang
In die Brust den Bergen drang,
Wie dein Wort die Felsenseelen
Freudig fort und fort erzählen!
Aber einst, wie Alles flieht,
Scheidest du mit deinem Lied,
Wenn dich Liebe fortbewogen,
Oder dich der Tod entzogen.
Und verlassen werden stehn,
Traurig stumm herübersehn
Dort die grauen Felsenzinnen
Und auf deine Lieder sinnen.

Translation(s): DUT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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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) (Els Vervoort) , "De alpenherderin", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De koeienhoedster", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La bergère", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "La pastora", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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Beautiful herdswoman, once more

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Beautiful herdswoman, once more
Sing your song into the valley.
So that the happy utterance of the rocks
Awakens to your bright song!
Listen, oh maiden, how your singing
Has penetrated into the breast of the mountains,
How the souls of the rocks repeat
Your words over and over!
But sometime, as everything passes,
You and your song shall depart,
When love has lured you away,
Or death has taken you.
And, forsaken will stand,
Looking at us sadly mute,
The grey rocky crags,
And will ponder your songs.

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