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Vorüber

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich legte mich unter den Lindenbaum,
  In dem die Nachtigall schlug;
Sie sang mich in den süßesten Traum,
  Der währte auch lange genug.

Denn nun ich erwache, nun ist sie fort,
  Und welk bedeckt mich das Laub;
Doch leider noch nicht, wie am dunklern Ort,
  Verglühte Asche der Staub.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


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: "Past", copyright ©
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Voorbij", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Passé", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32

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Word count: 49

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Past

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I lay myself down beneath the linden tree,
  In which the nightingale was singing;
She sang me into the sweetest dream,
  Which lasted quite a long time.

But now I've awakened, and she is gone;
  And I am covered with wilted leaves,
But sadly not yet, as in that darker place,
  Does dust cover [these] burned-out ashes.


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Last line revised 2009/11/04 thanks to a kind suggestion by Kelly Dean Hansen

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32

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Word count: 57