The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

Zum Abschied meiner Tochter

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Herbstwind schüttelt die Linde,
Wie geht die Welt so geschwinde!
Halte dein [Kindlein]1 warm.
Der Sommer ist hingefahren,
Da wir zusammen waren --
Ach, die sich lieben, wie arm!

Wie arm, die sich lieben und scheiden!
Das haben erfahren wir beiden,
Mir graut vor dem stillen Haus.
Dein Tüchlein noch läßt du wehen,
Ich kann's vor Tränen kaum sehen,
Schau still in die Gasse hinaus.

Die Gassen schauen noch [nächtig]2,
Es rasselt der Wagen bedächtig -
Nun plötzlich rascher der Trott
Durchs Tor in die Stille der Felder,
Da grüßen so mutig die Wälder,
Lieb Töchterlein, fahre mit Gott!


Translation(s): ENG FRE

List of language codes

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Wetzel: "Kindelein"
2 Pfitzner: "nächtlich"

Submitted by Jakob Kellner

Authorship


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

  • by Paul Hindemith (1895 - 1963), "Zum Abschied meiner Tochter", 1942, published 1999 [voice and piano], Schott [
     text not verified 
    ]
  • by Hans Erich Pfitzner (1869 - 1949), "Zum Abschied meiner Tochter", op. 10 (Drei Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 3 (1899), published 1900 [voice and piano], Leipzig, M. Brockhaus ; note: many books erroneously give the date of composition as 1901 but this is impossible as it was published in January 1900 according to the Hofmeister catalog. [
     text verified 1 time
    ]
  • by Justus Hermann Wetzel (1879 - 1973), "Zum Abschied meiner Tochter" [voice and piano] [
     text verified 1 time
    ]

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Adieux à ma fille", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Jakob Kellner) , title 1: "Farewell to my daughter", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2015-09-28 14:32:15
Line count: 18
Word count: 99

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Adieux à ma fille

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

Le vent d'automne agite le tilleul,
Comme le monde va vite !
Tiens bien au chaud ton petit enfant.
L'été s'en est allé,
Nous étions alors ensemble
Ah, comme sont misérables ceux qui s'aiment !

Comme sont misérables ceux qui s'aiment et se séparent !
Cela, nous l'avons tous deux appris,
J'en frémis devant la maison silencieuse.
Tu agites encore ton petit mouchoir,
C'est à peine si je le vois à travers mes larmes,
Et regarde dans la rue en silence.

Les rues sont encore emplies de nuit,
La voiture grince lentement,
Puis soudain, d'un pas devenu plus rapide,
Passe la porte vers le calme des champs,
Saluée avec entrain par les forêts.
Ma chère petite fille, que Dieu t'accompagne !


IMPORTANT NOTE: The material directly above is protected by copyright and appears here by special permission. If you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. Once you have permission, you must give credit to the author and display the copyright symbol ©. Copyright infringement is a criminal offense under international law.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2010 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., please ask the copyright-holder(s) directly.

    Pierre Mathé. Contact:
    <pmathe (AT) neuf (DOT) fr>

    If the copyright-holder(s) are unreachable for three business days, please write to:
    licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
    (licenses at lieder dot net)




Based on

 

Text added to the website: 2010-10-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:02
Line count: 18
Word count: 121