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Language: German (Deutsch)

In den Wipfeln frische Lüfte,
Fern melod'scher Quellen Fall
Durch die Einsamkeit der Klüfte,
Waldeslaut und Vogelschall,
Scheuer Träume Spielgenossen,
Steigen all' beim Morgenschein
Auf des Weinlaubs schwanken Sprossen
Dir [in's]1 Fenster aus und ein.
Und wir nah'n noch halb in Träumen
Und wir thun in Klängen kund,
Was da draußen in den Bäumen
Singt der weite Frühlingsgrund.
Regt der Tag erst laut die Schwingen:
Sind wir Alle wieder weit --
Aber tief im Herzen klingen
Lange nach noch Lust und Leid.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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W. Killmayer sets lines 9-16

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Joseph, Freiherrn von Eichendorff, Zweite vermehrte und veränderte Auflage, Verlegt von W. Simion in Berlin, 1843, pages 231-232.

1 Mendelssohn-Hensel: "zum"

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aubade", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Morning serenade", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Aubade", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27

Line count: 16
Word count: 81

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Morning serenade

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

In the treetops, fresh breezes;
distant, melodious springs rustling
through the solitude of the ravine;
forest sounds and birdcalls.

The playmates of shy dreams 
all ascend by the morning light
on the grapevine's swaying branches
in and out of your window

and we come near, half in a dream,
and we make known in our sounds
what, outside among the trees,
the wide Spring valley sings.

Once the day loudly moves its wings,
we are all once again far away;
but deep in your heart resound
joy and sorrow for a long time afterward.

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27

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Word count: 94