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Far, hvor flyver Svanerne hen?

Language: Danish (Dansk)

Far, hvor flyver Svanerne hen? 
Bort! Bort! Vingerne spiler de, 
Halsens strækker de, syngende iler de 
bort! Bort! Ingen hved hvorhen. 

Far, hvor sejler Skyerne hen? 
Bort! Bort! Jaget af Vindene 
udover Havene stryger de skinnende 
bort! Bort! Ingen hved hvorhen. 

Far, hvor løber Dagene hen? 
Bort! Bort! Ruller de, rinder de. 
Ingen kan gribe dem. Sporløse svinder de 
bort! Bort! Ingen hved hvorhen. 

Men Far, vi selv, hvor gaar vi saa hen? 
Bort! Bort! Øjnene lukker vi, 
Hovedet bøjer vi, klagende sukker vi, 
bort! Bort! Ingen hved hvorhen.


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE GER

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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:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG FRE by Frederick Delius.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown GER FRE by Frederick Delius.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Charles Wharton Stork (1881 - 1971) , title 1: "Father, where do the wild swans go?" GER FRE by Gary Bachlund.

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Père, vers où s'envolent les cygnes ?", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2010-12-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:18
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