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Solch ein lauer weißer Tag

Language: German (Deutsch)

Solch ein lauer weißer Tag,
Mag die Hände gar nicht rühren,
Nur die Augen liegen wach.

Draußen welken gelb die Bäume,
In der stillen Esche nicken
Graue Blätter, altersschwach.
Graue Blätter, graue Träume.

Translation(s): ENG ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , title 1: "Such a tepid, white day", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Walter A. Aue) , title 1: "Such a tepid, whitish day", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-03-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:05
Line count: 7
Word count: 33

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Such a tepid, white day

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Such a tepid, white day
Shall not even stir the hands,
Only the eyes lie awake.

Outside trees wither yellow,
in the silent ash-tree doze
gray leaves, old and infirm.
Gray leaves, gray dreams.

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Max Dauthendey (1867 - 1918), "Solch ein lauer weißer Tag"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-03-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:10
Line count: 7
Word count: 34