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O legt mich nicht ins dunkle Grab

Language: German (Deutsch)

[O legt mich nicht ins dunkle Grab]1,
Nicht unter die grüne [Erd']2 hinab!
Soll ich begraben sein,
[Lieg' ich]3 in's tiefe Gras hinein.
 
In Gras und Blumen [lieg']4 ich [gern]5,
Wenn eine Flöte tönt von fern
Und wenn hoch obenhin
Die hellen Frühlingswolken ziehn.


Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE RUS

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludwig Uhland, Stuttgart und Tübingen: in der J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1815, page 55

1 According to Challier's Grosser Duetten-Katalog, one of the settings by Holländer or Schorch begins "O legt mich nicht ins kühle Grab"
2 Lang: "Erde"
3 Lang: "legt mich"
4 Medtner: "liegt' "
5 Lang: "so gern"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs

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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:

  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev (1803 - 1873) , "Весеннее успокоение", first published 1832 CAT ENG FRE by Nikolai Nikolayevich Cherepnin, Pavel Grigorevich Chesnokov, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Vasily Andreyevich Zolotarev.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Paix du printemps", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Paix du printemps

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

Ô ne me couche pas dans la sombre tombe,
Ne m'enterre pas sous la verte terre !
Si je dois être enseveli,
Que ce soit dans les hautes herbes.

Dans l'herbe et les fleurs je serai bien,
Lorsque du lointain la flûte se fera entendre
Et lorsque tout là-haut
Passeront les clairs nuages du printemps.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862), "Frühlingsruhe", written 1813, appears in Lieder, in Frühlingslieder, no. 3 CAT ENG RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): C. Altenburg, Wilhelm Baumgartner, J. Jacques Haakman, Heinrich XXIV. Prinz Reuss zu Köstritz, Alexis Holländer, Bernhard Klein, Egon Kornauth, Theobald Kretschmann, Conradin Kreutzer, Josephine Lang, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Franz Otto, Rudolph, Freiherr von Procházka, Othmar Schoeck, L. Schorch, Moritz Weyermann. Go to the text.

 

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