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Ich ging im Walde

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich ging im Walde
So für mich hin,
Und Nichts zu suchen,
Das war mein Sinn.

Im Schatten sah ich
Ein Blümchen stehn,
Wie Sterne leuchtend,
Wie Äuglein schön.

Ich wollt' es brechen,
Da sagt' es fein:
"Soll ich zum Welken
Gebrochen sein?"

Ich grub's mit allem
Den Würzlein aus,
Zum Garten trug ich's
Am hübschen Haus.

Und pflanzt' es wieder
Am stillen Ort;
Nun zweigt es immer
Und blüht so fort.


Translation(s): ENG ESP FRE GRE GRE ITA POR RUS RUS

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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 or adaptations:

  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , no title ENG ITA FRE ESP GRE POR by Nikolai Karlovich Medtner.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by V. Kolomytsov ENG ITA FRE ESP GRE POR by Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev.
  • Also set in Esperanto, a translation by Antoni Grabowski (1857 - 1921) , title 1: "Trovita" RUS ENG ITA FRE GRE POR by Antônio Francisco Braga.
  • Also set in Portuguese (Português), a translation possibly by Frei Pedro Senzig RUS ENG ITA FRE ESP GRE and possibly by Pedro Mourão RUS ENG ITA FRE ESP GRE by Francisco Mignone.

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

  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Il trovatello", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "J'allais dans la forêt", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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J'allais dans la forêt

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

J'allais dans la forêt
À ma guise,
Je ne cherchais rien,
C'était par plaisir.

Dans l'ombre je vis
Une petite fleur,
Brillante comme une étoile,
Belle comme les yeux.

Je voulus la cueillir,
Alors elle dit doucement :
«Devrais‑je être cueillie
Pour faner ?»

Je la déterrai avec toutes
Ses petites racines,
Je l'emportai au jardin
Près de la jolie maison

Et je la replantai
Dans un coin tranquille ;
Maintenant elle pousse toujours
Et continue de fleurir.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., please ask the copyright-holder(s) directly.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Gefunden", written 1813 ENG ESP GRE GRE ITA RUS RUS POR
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Hermann Behn, Victor Emanuel Bendix, Georg Bloch, Adolf Brandt, J. Brixner, Michael Brough, Arthur Bransby Burnand, as Anton Strelezki, Arthur Egidi, Anders Eliasson, Carl Theodor Flodin, F. C. Füchs, Josef Gersbach, J. Jacques Haakman, Julie Hamel, Hans Harthan, Franciscus Johannes van der Heijden, Wilhelm Hill, Alexis Holländer, Andrew Hudson, Martin Jacobi, Gustav Jansen [not F. G. Jansen], Werner Josten, Wilhelm Kienzl, Joseph Klein, Huub de Lange, Luise Adolpha Le Beau, W. J. Otto Lessmann, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Heinrich Meyer, Emanuel Moór, José Vianna da Motta, Béla Nemes Hegyi, Friedrich Niggli, Wilhelm Petersen, Eduard Rappoldi, Louis Rée, Franz Ries, Karl Friedrich Rungenhagen, Othmar Schoeck, August Schuster, Wilhelm Söhring, Johann Xaver Sterkel, Richard Georg Strauss, Albert Thierfelder, Ernest Vietor, Philip Wolfrum, Richard Ferdinand Wüerst, Karl Friedrich Zelter, Rob. Zerbe. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2009-01-17.
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