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Lindes Rauschen in den Wipfeln

Language: German (Deutsch)

Lindes Rauschen in den Wipfeln,
Vöglein, die ihr fernab fliegt,
Bronnen von den stillen Gipfeln,
Sagt, wo meine Heimat liegt?

Heut im Traum sah ich [sie]1 wieder,
Und von allen Bergen ging
Solches Grüßen zu mir nieder,
Daß ich an zu weinen fing.

Ach! hier auf den fremden Gipfeln:
Menschen, Quellen, Fels und Baum -
[Wirres Rauschen in den Wipfeln]2
Alles ist mir wie ein Traum!

Muntre Vögel in den Wipfeln,
Ihr Gesellen dort im Tal,
Grüßt mir von den fremden Gipfeln
Meine Heimat tausendmal!

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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F. Mendelssohn-Hensel sets stanza 2

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1 Hensel: "euch"
2 Not set by Brahms.

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "O gentle rustling in the tree-tops", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Doux bruissements dans les cimes", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Last modified: 2014-09-22 11:01:32
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Word count: 85

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Doux bruissements dans les cimes

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

Doux bruissements dans les cimes,
Petits oiseaux qui s'envolent au loin,
Sources des hauts sommets,
Dites-moi, où est ma patrie ?

Aujourd'hui, en rêve je [la]1 revoyais,
Et de toutes les montagnes venaient
Vers moi de telles salutations
Que je me mis à pleurer.

Ah, ici sur des sommets étrangers :
Les hommes, sources, rochers, arbres -
[Le bruissement confus des cimes,]2
Tout est pour moi comme dans un rêve !

Joyeux oiseaux dans les cimes,
Vous compagnons là-bas dans la vallée
Depuis ces sommets étrangers
Saluez mille fois ma patrie.

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1 Hensel: "vous"
2 ignoré par Brahms


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), no title, appears in Gedichte, in 1. Wanderlieder, in Erinnerung, no. 1, first appeared in the novella Viel Lärmen um nichts, 1833; fourth stanza omitted in later collection DUT ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): John Böie, Johannes Brahms, Antonie Broich, Louis Ehlert, Walter von Goethe, Paul Kont, Egon Kornauth, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Othmar Schoeck, Woldemar Voullaire. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-01-28.
Last modified: 2014-09-22 11:06:12
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Word count: 91