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Ich möchte ziehn in die Welt hinaus

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich möchte ziehn in die Welt hinaus,
Hinaus in die weite Welt;
Wenn's nur so grün, so grün nicht wär,
Da draußen in Wald und Feld!

Ich möchte die grünen Blätter all
Pflücken von jedem Zweig,
Ich möchte die grünen Gräser all
Weinen ganz totenbleich.

Ach Grün, du böse Farbe du,
Was siehst mich immer an
So stolz, so keck, so schadenfroh,
Mich armen weißen Mann?

Ich möchte liegen vor ihrer Tür
[In]1 Sturm und Regen und Schnee.
Und singen ganz leise bei Tag und Nacht
Das eine Wörtchen: Ade!

Horch, wenn im Wald ein Jagdhorn [ruft]2,
Da klingt ihr Fensterlein!
Und schaut sie auch nach mir nicht aus,
Darf ich doch schauen hinein.

O binde von der Stirn dir ab
Das grüne, grüne Band;
Ade, ade! Und reiche mir
Zum Abschied deine Hand!


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1 Schubert: "Im"
2 Schubert: "schallt"

Submitted by Emily Ezust


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The Hateful Color", copyright ©
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De kwade kleur", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Il colore maligno", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La couleur méchante", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "El color maligne", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , title 1: "미움의 색", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , title 1: "Ilkeä väri", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Athanasios Papaisiou) , title 1: "Το κακό χρώμα", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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El color maligne

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

M'agradaria anar a córrer món,
cap enllà, a l'ample món;
si no fos perquè tot és verd, tan verd,
a fora, en els boscos i camps.

M'agradaria arrencar les fulles verdes
de totes les branques,
m'agradaria esblanqueir
tota l'herba amb el meu plorar.

Ai! Verd, tu color maligne,
per què sempre em mires
tan altiu, tan atrevit, tan maliciós,
a mi, pobre home tot blanc.

M'agradaria restar ajagut davant la seva porta,
sota tempestes, pluges i neus,
i cantar ben baixet, dia i nit,
només una paraula: adéu!

Escolta, quan en el bosc sona el corn de caça,
llavors se sent la seva finestreta!
I encara que ella no miri cap a mi,
jo puc però mirar cap dintre.

Oh! Treu-te del teu front
la cinta verda, verda;
adéu, adéu! I dóna'm,
com gest de comiat, la teva mà.

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Text added to the website: 2010-10-27.
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