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Der Herbstwind rüttelt die Bäume

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Herbstwind rüttelt die Bäume,
Die Nacht ist feucht und kalt;
Gehüllt im grauen Mantel
Reite ich einsam im Wald.

Und wie ich reite, so reiten
Mir die Gedanken voraus;
Sie tragen mich leicht und luftig
Nach meiner Liebsten Haus.

Die Hunde bellen, die Diener
Erscheinen mit Kerzengeflirr;
Die Wendeltreppe stürm' ich
Hinauf mit Sporengeklirr.

Im leuchtenden Teppichgemache,
Da ist es so duftig und warm,
Da harret meiner die Holde,
Ich fliege in ihren Arm.

Es säuselt der Wind in den Blättern,
Es spricht der Eichenbaum:
Was willst Du, törichter Reiter,
Mit deinem törichten Traum?



Translation(s): FRE ENG FRE ENG ENG SPA DUT FRE

Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 161.


Submitted by Emily Ezust and Pierre Mathé

Authorship


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

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Gérard Labrunie (1808 - 1855) , no title, from Intermezzo lyrique, no. 59 DUT ENG ENG SPA by Marcel Bertrand, Daniel-Jean-Yves Lesur, dit Daniel-Lesur.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT FRE SPA by W. J. D. Leavitt.
  • Also set in Spanish (Español), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT ENG FRE ENG by Jaime Pahissa.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, from Intermezzo lyrique, no. 58, published 1827
  • ENG English (Marty Lucas) , title 1: "Travelling song", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , title 1: "Autumn wind", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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