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Es führen über die Erde

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Es führen über die Erde]1 
Straßen und Wege viel,
Aber alle haben 
Dasselbe Ziel.

Du kannst reiten und fahren 
Zu zweien und zu drein,
Den letzten Schritt mußt du
Gehen allein.

Drum ist kein Wissen 
[Noch]2 Können so gut,
Als daß man alles Schwere 
Alleine tut.


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 170.

1 Steinert: "Über die Erde führen"
2 Kilpinen: "Und"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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 [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Alone", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Seul", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Alone

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Across the Earth are leading
many a road and bend,
yet all are speeding
to the selfsame end.

Be you riding or driving
as twosome or three,
the last of your steps
belongs but to thee.

For skill's not as valid,
nor all that is known,
as tackling the difficult
stuff by your own.


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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2010 by Walter A. Aue, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Allein", written 1906 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Hermann Ambrosius, Oskar Baumann, Werner Bühler, Franz Dietsch, Joachim Faber-Krause, Joseph Haas, Alois Heiduczek, Eugen Holzwarth, Adolf Jensen, Yrjö Henrik Kilpinen, Otto Klemperer, Joachim Kötschau, Hans Kracke, Richard Mader, Ernst Meyerolbersleben, Hans Friedrich Micheelsen, Walter Müller von Kulm, Heinrich Plate, Hildegard Quiel, Günter Raphael, August Reuss, Friedrich Riepe, Immo Schneider, Winfried Schreiter, Otto Siegl, Klaus Sochatzy, Walter Steffens, Alexander Lang Steinert, Peter Suitner, Herbert Thienemann, Oskar Ulmer, Werner Vogel, Rosemarie Weber, Grete Wilhelm, Felix Wolfes, Georg Wolfsohn. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2010-03-26.
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