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An die Freunde

Language: German (Deutsch)

Im Wald, im Wald da grabt mich ein,
Ganz stille, ohne Kreuz und Stein:
Denn was ihr thürmet, überschneyt
Und überrindet Winterszeit.

Und wann die Erde sich verjüngt,
[Sie Veilchen]1 meinem Hügel bringt.
Das freut [euch, Gute]2; freuet euch!
[Ist Alles doch]3 dem Todten gleich.

Doch nein, - denn eure Liebe spannt
Die Aeste in das Geisterland:
Und die euch führt zu meinem Grab,
Zieht mich gewaltiger herab.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, page 50.

1 Schubert: "Und Blumen"
2 Schubert: "euch Guten"
3 Schubert: "Dies alles ist"

Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Als meus amics", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de vrienden", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To my friends", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Aux amis", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Agli amici", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Sergio Lorenzi) , "A mis amigos", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2017-08-14 09:39:15
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Aux amis

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

Dans la forêt, dans la forêt, enterrez-moi,
Tout en silence, sans croix ni pierre ;
Car quoi que vous dressiez sera recouvert de neige
Et soufflé par l'hiver.

Et quand la terre rajeunira à nouveau
Et que ma tombe portera des fleurs,
Réjouissez-vous, mes bons amis, réjouissez-vous !
C'est toujours comme ça pour les morts.

Pourtant non, car votre amour étend
Ses branches dans le royaume des esprits,
Et ce qui vous attire vers ma tombe
Me tire plus violemment vers le bas.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2010 by Guy Laffaille, (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: 2010-04-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:40
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