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Im Wald, gelehnt am Stamme

Language: German (Deutsch)

 Im Wald, gelehnt am Stamme,
 Am alten Eichenbaum,
 Da weilt der Sohn des Försters,
 Versunken wie im Traum.

 Er hat des Müllers Töchterlein
 So lieb, wie Keiner mehr,
 Und wandelt nun im süssen Traum
 Von Liebesglück einher,

 Fragt wohl die Sternenblumen,
 Fragt sie wohl Tag für Tag,
 Und will dem "Ja" nicht glauben,
 Das das Orakel sprach.

Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-07-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:09
Line count: 13
Word count: 58

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In the forest, leaning against the trunk

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Alto solo:
  In the forest, leaning against the trunk,
  Against the old oak tree,
  There tarries the son of the forester
  As if sunk in dreams.
  He loves the miller's daughter
  So deeply, more deeply than anyone,
  And wanders about in sweet dreams
  Of love's joy.
  He asks the star-shaped flowers,
  Asks them day and after,
  And doesn't dare to believe the "yes"
  That the oracle uttered.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2009 by Sharon Krebs, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2009-09-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:21
Line count: 13
Word count: 67