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Ich hör' die Bächlein rauschen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich hör' die Bächlein rauschen
Im Walde her und hin,
Im Walde in dem Rauschen
Ich weiß nicht, wo ich bin.

Die Nachtigallen schlagen
Hier in der Einsamkeit,
Als wollten sie was sagen
Von [der alten, schönen]1 Zeit.

Die Mondesschimmer fliegen,
Als [seh']2 ich unter mir
Das Schloß im Thale liegen,
Und ist doch so weit von hier!

Als müßte in dem Garten
Voll Rosen weiß und roth,
[Meine]2 Liebste auf mich warten,
Und ist [doch lange]3 todt.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE HEB ITA NOR POR SPA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff, Verlag von Duncker und Humblot, Berlin, 1837, pages 33-34.

Note: modernized spelling would change "Thale" to "Tale", "roth" to "rot", and "todt" to "tot"
1 Marx: "alter, schöner"
2 Dresel, Jaques-Dalcroze, Marx, Schumann: "säh"
2 Dresel: "Die"; Marx: "Der"
3 Marx: "schon lange"; Schumann: "doch so lange"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright ©
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , title 1: "En el extranjero", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "I fremmed land", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "In terra straniera", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "À l'étranger", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , title 1: "Em terras estrangeiras", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Ontheemd", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , title 1: "בנכר", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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