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Der Schatzgräber

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn alle Wälder schliefen,
Er an zu graben hub,
Rastlos in Berges Tiefen
Nach einem Schatz er grub.

Die Engel Gottes sangen
Dieweil in stiller Nacht,
Wie rote Augen drangen
Metalle aus dem Schacht.

"Und wirst doch mein", und grimmer
Wühlt er und wühlt hinab!
Da stürzen Steine und Trümmer
Über den Narren herab.

Hohnlachen wild erschallte 
Aus der verfallnen [Kluft]1,
Der Engelsang verhallte
Wehmütig in der Luft.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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1 Schumann: "Gruft"

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) , title 1: "The treasure-seeker", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Il cercatore di tesori", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le chercheur de trésor", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De schatgraver", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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