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Das Wandern ist des Müllers Lust

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das Wandern ist des Müllers Lust,
Das Wandern!
Das muß ein schlechter Müller sein,
Dem niemals fiel das Wandern ein,
Das Wandern.

Vom Wasser haben wir's gelernt,
Vom Wasser!
Das hat nicht Rast bei Tag und Nacht,
Ist stets auf Wanderschaft bedacht,
Das Wasser.

Das sehn wir auch den Rädern ab,
Den Rädern!
Die gar nicht gerne stille stehn,
Die sich mein Tag nicht müde drehn,
Die Räder.

Die Steine selbst, so schwer sie sind,
Die Steine!
Sie tanzen mit den muntern Reihn
Und wollen gar noch schneller sein,
Die Steine.

O Wandern, Wandern, meine Lust,
O Wandern!
Herr Meister und Frau Meisterin,
Laßt mich in Frieden weiterziehn
Und wandern.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE GRE IRI ITA ITA KOR

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Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Erstes Bändchen. Zweite Auflage. Deßau 1826. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 6-7; and with Sieben und siebzig Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Dessau, 1821. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 7-8.

First published in a slightly different version with the title Wanderlust in Gaben der Milde. Viertes Bändchen. Mit Beiträgen von [...]. Für die Bücher-Verloosung "zum Vortheil hülfloser Krieger" herausgegeben von F. W. Gubitz. Berlin, 1818, pages 214-215.


Submitted by Emily Ezust and Peter Rastl

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Caminar", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Het trekken", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Wandering", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Vaeltamaan !", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Voyager", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Athanasios Papaisiou) , "Η περιπλάνηση", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) [singable] (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Girovagare", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Andare in giro", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "방랑", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Voyager

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

Voyager est le plaisir du meunier,
Voyager !
Il doit être un piètre meunier,
Celui qui n'a jamais pensé à voyager,
Voyager !
 
De l'eau nous l'avons appris,
De l'eau !
Elle n'a de repos ni le jour ni la nuit,
Elle est toujours soucieuse de voyage,
L'eau.
 
Nous le voyons aussi avec les roues,
Les roues !
Elles n'aiment pas du tout rester tranquilles,
Elles tournent tout le jour,
Les roues !
 
Même les pierres, aussi lourdes soient-elles,
Les pierres !
Elles dansent dans une ronde joyeuse
Et veulent toujours être plus rapides,
Les pierres !
 
Oh, voyager, voyager, mon plaisir,
Oh, voyager !
Mon maître et ma maîtresse,
Laissez-moi aller en paix
Et voyager.


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