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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): DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE FRE SPA

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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, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

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


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Travelling song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The autumn wind shakes the trees,
The night is damp and cold;
Wrapped in a grey coat
I ride alone in the forest.

And while I'm riding, 
My thoughts rush forward;	
They carry me, light and easily
To the house of my beloved.

The dogs bark, the servants
appear with flick'ring candles,
I run up the winding stairs
With jingling spurs.






The wind murmurs through the leaves,
The oak-tree speaks:
"What is it you want, you foolish rider,
With your foolish dreams?"


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 58 DUT FRE FRE FRE SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Rudolph Bergh, Josef Eizenberger, Don Forsythe, Richard Franck, Siga Garsó, Paul Grüttner, Karl Haine, Albert von Lenz, W. J. Otto Lessmann, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Rudolf Wurmb. Go to the text.

 

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