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Die Müllerin

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Mühle, die dreht ihre Flügel,
 Der Sturm, der sauset darin,
Und unter der Linde am Hügel,
 Da weinet die Müllerin:

Lass sausen den Sturm und brausen,
 Ich habe gebaut auf den Wind;
Ich habe gebaut auf Schwüre --
 Da war ich ein törichtes Kind.

Noch hat mich der Wind nicht belogen,
 Der Wind, der blieb mir treu;
Und bin ich verarmt und betrogen --
 Die Schwüre, die waren nur Spreu.

Wo ist, der sie geschworen?
 Der Wind nimmt die Klagen nur auf;
Er hat sich auf's Wandern verloren --
 Es findet der Wind ihn nicht auf.


Translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG FRE

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Corien Sleeswijk) , title 1: "De molenarin", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "La meunière", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The Mill-maid", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title unknown, copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De mulderin", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2015-08-16 11:08:00
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La meunière

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

Le moulin fait tourner ses ailes,
La tempête y mugit ;
Et sur la colline, sous le tilleul
La meunière pleure :

Laisse mugir et gronder la tempête,
J'ai bâti sur du vent ;
J'ai bâti sur des serments
Vu que j'étais une sotte enfant.

Le vent ne m'a pas encore menti,
Le vent qui me reste fidèle ;
Et je suis appauvrie et dupée --
Les serments n'étaient que des chimères.

Où est celui à qui elle s'est promise ?
Le vent ne recueille que les plaintes ;
Il s'est perdu en chemin --
Le vent ne le trouve pas.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 - 1838), "Die Müllerin", written 1822, appears in Lieder und lyrisch epische Gedichte CAT DUT DUT ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): John Böie, Johannes Brahms, Gerard Bunk, Edvard Grieg, Gustav Hasse, Max Kretschmar, Franz Paul Lachner, Theodor Pfeiffer, August Wilhelm Julius Rietz, James Rothstein, Albert Karl Tottmann, Alexander Winterberger. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2008-11-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:01
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Word count: 99