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Nicht im Tale der süßen Heimat

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nicht im Tale der süßen Heimat,
Beim Gemurmel der Silberquelle -
Bleich getragen aus dem Schlachtfeld
Denk' ich dein, du süßes Leben!

All die Freunde sind gefallen,
Sollt' ich weilen hier der eine?
Nein! schon naht der bleiche Bote,
Der mich leitet zur süßen Heimat.

Flecht ins Haar den Kranz der Hochzeit,
Halt bereit die Brautgewande
Und die vollen, duft'gen Schalen:
Denn wir kehren alle wieder
In das Tal der süßen Heimat.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan Anna II", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "To Anna", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À Anna II", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36
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À Anna II

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

Je ne suis pas dans la vallée de ma douce patrie,
Près du murmure de la source argentée,
Mais emporté, pâle, du champ de bataille,
Je pense à toi, ma douce vie !

Tous mes amis sont tombés,
Devrais-je rester seul ici ?
Non ! le pâle messager approche déjà,
Pour me guider vers la douce patrie.

Tresse dans tes cheveux la couronne des noces,
Prépare ta toilette de mariée
Et les coupes pleines et parfumées :
Car nous allons tous revenir
Dans la vallée de la chère patrie.

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Text added to the website: 2010-10-20.
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