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Im Walde wandl' ich und weine

Language: German (Deutsch)

Im Walde wandl' ich und weine,
die Drossel sitzt in der Höh;
sie springt und singt gar feine:
Warum ist dir so weh?

"Die Schwalben, deine Schwestern,
die könnens dir sagen, mein Kind;
sie wohnten in klugen Nestern,
wo Liebchens Fenster sind."


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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 English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ; composed by George Howard Clutsam.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ; composed by Garnet Wolseley Cox.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ; composed by William Gardiner Hammond.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Mary Alexander (1806 - 1859) DUT FRE ; composed by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG ; composed by Robert Caby.
  • Also set in Romanian (Română), a translation by St. O. Iosif ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Sabin Vasile Drăgoi.
  • Also set in Spanish (Español), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Julián Aguirre.

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

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Je me promène et pleure dans la forêt

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

Je me promène et pleure dans la forêt,
La grive est perchée dans les hauteurs ;
Elle sautille et chante tout doucement :
Pourquoi as-tu aussi mal ?

« Les hirondelles, tes sœurs
Peuvent te le dire mon enfant ;
Elles habitaient des nids malins,
Là où sont les fenêtres de ma bien-aimée. »

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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., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Die Heimkehr, no. 4 ENG ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Károly Aggházy, Leonhard Emil Bach, ?, Bopp von Oberstadt, Gräfin, Nicola Dmitrieff, Erich van Ennes, Adolph Martin Foerster, Hedwig Hertz, Robert von Hornstein, Andrew Hudson, Josip Ipavec, K. G. Ochsner, Eugen Philips, N. Potolovskii, Gerhard Rühm, Richard Sandler, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-04-01 00:00:00.

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