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Auf eines Berges Gipfel

Language: German (Deutsch)

Auf eines Berges Gipfel
Da möcht' ich mit dir stehn,
Auf Täler, Waldeswipfel
Mit dir herniedersehn;
Da möcht' ich rings dir zeigen
Die Welt im Frühlingsschein,
Und sprechen: wär's mein Eigen,
So wär' es mein und dein.
In meiner Seelen Tiefen,
O sähst du da hinab,
Wo alle Lieder schliefen,
Die je ein Gott mir gab!
Da würdest du erkennen:
Wenn [Echtes]1 ich erstrebt,
Und mag's auch dich nicht nennen,
Doch ist's von dir belebt.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with: Uhlands Werke, Erster Teil, Gedichte, herausgegeben von Adalbert Silbermann, Berlin, Leipzig, Wien, Stuttgart: Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong & Co., [no year], pages 41-42.

1 Lang: "Ächtes"

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


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 (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "À l'anonyme", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2016-10-14 18:29:37
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Word count: 75

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À l'anonyme

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

J'aimerais me tenir avec toi
Au sommet d'une montagne,
De là-haut regarder avec toi
Les vallées et les cimes des forêts ;
Là j'aimerais te montrer tout autour
Le monde dans l'éclat du printemps,
Et te dire : « Si c'était ma propriété ;
Alors ce serait à moi et à toi. »

Ô si tu pouvais regarder
Au plus profond de mon âme,
Là où dorment tous les chants
Qu'un jour un dieu m'a donné !
Là, tu reconnaitrais que
Si j'aspire à ce qui est vrai,
Et en même temps ne puis te nommer,
C'est pourtant inspiré par toi.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862), "Der Ungenannten", appears in Lieder ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wilhelm Reinhard Berger, August Bungert, Constantin Decker, Luise von Drieberg, Anton Eberhardt, Ferdinand von Hiller, Engelbert Humperdinck, Josephine Lang, Leopold Lenz, W. J. Otto Lessmann, Emil Naumann, Heinrich Reimann, Silvio Rigutini, Hans Michael Schletterer, Carl Schön, Carl Schultz, Claus Swienty, H. Weimar, Julius Weismann, Leopold Carl Wolf. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2010-11-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:08
Line count: 16
Word count: 101