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Wohin ich geh' und schaue

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wohin ich geh' und schaue,
In Feld und Wald und Tal,
[Vom Berg hinab in die Aue;
Viel schöne, hohe Fraue]1, 
Grüß ich dich tausendmal.

In meinem Garten find' ich
Viel [Blumen]2, schön und fein, 
Viel Kränze wohl draus wind' ich
Und tausend Gedanken bind' ich
Und Grüße mit darein.

[Ihr darf ich keinen reichen,
Sie ist zu hoch und schön,
Die müssen alle verbleichen,
Die Liebe nur ohnegleichen]3
Bleibt ewig im Herzen stehn.

Ich schein' wohl froher Dinge
Und schaffe auf und ab,
Und, ob das Herz zerspringe,
Ich grabe fort und singe,
Und grab' mir bald mein Grab.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE FRE ITA

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R. Franz sets stanzas 1-3
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy sets stanzas 1-3

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1 Mendelssohn: "Vom Hügel hinauf die Aue;/ Vom Berg aufwärts weit ins Blaue"
2 Mendelssohn: "Blümchen"
3 Mendelssohn:
Dir darf ich keinen reichen,
Du bist zu hoch und schön,
Sie müssen zu bald verbleichen,
Die Liebe ohnegleichen

Submitted by Jakob Kellner

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De tuinman", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Jakob Kellner) , "Wherever I go and look", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le jardinier", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Jacques Jobard) , "Le jardinier", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Gianni Franceschi) , "Il giardiniere", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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