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Vernahmet ihr

Language: German (Deutsch) after the German (Deutsch)

Vernahmet ihr am Hain den mächt'gen Sang
des Sängers der von Liebe klagt und Leiden,
wenn früh noch alles ruht auf Feld und Weiden
Schalmeienton nur tönt in trübem Klang? 
vernahmet ihr, vernahmet ihr? 

Sah't ihr ihn wohl, den Sänger in der Nacht,
wenn er von seinem Lieben singt und Leiden?
und Thränenspuren trüb sein Antlitz kleiden,
wie er so gramvoll seufzt, so traurig lacht?
sah't ihr ihn wohl, sah't ihr ihn wohl?

Ward euch nicht weh, wenn ihr ihm so genah't,
dem Sänger der von Liebe singt und leiden,
wenn einsam noch die Wälder und die Haiden,
sein schmerzgetrübtes Auge ihr sah't,
ward euch nicht weh, ward euch nicht weh?


Translation(s): ENG

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  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799 - 1837), "Певец", first published 1816 ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Aliabev, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Ivan Petrovich Shishov, Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Nikolai Alexeyevich Titov, Nikolai Sergeyevich Titov, Aleksei Nikolayevich Verstovsky. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) (William Stigand, né Stigant) , "Heard ye his Voice?"


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