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Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Sonne sinkt ins tiefe Meer,
Da wollte sie kommen.
Geruhig trabt der Schnitter einher,
Mir ist's beklommen.
Hast, Schnitter, mein Liebchen nicht gesehn?
   Alinde! Alinde! -
»[Zu Weib und Kindern]1 [will]2 ich gehn,
Kann nicht nach andern Dirnen sehn;
Sie warten mein unter der Linde.« -

Der Mond betritt die Himmelsbahn,
Noch will sie nicht kommen.
Dort legt der Fischer das Fahrzeug an,
Mir ist's beklommen.
Hast, Fischer, mein Liebchen nicht gesehn?
   Alinde! Alinde! -
»Muß suchen, wie mir die Reußen stehn,
Hab' [nimmer Zeit nach Jungfern]3 zu gehn.
[Schau, welch einen Fang]4 ich finde!«

Die [lichten]5 Sterne ziehn herauf,
Noch will sie nicht kommen.
Dort eilt der Jäger in [rüstgem]6 Lauf:
Mir ist's beklommen.
Hast, Jäger, mein Liebchen nicht gesehn?
   Alinde! Alinde! -
»Muß nach dem bräunlichen [Rehbock]7 gehn,
Hab [nimmer Lust nach Mädeln]8 zu sehn:
Dort schleicht er im Abendwinde!« -

[In schwarzer Nacht steht hier der]9 Hain;
Noch will sie nicht kommen.
Von [allem]10 Lebendgen irr' ich allein
Bang' und beklommen.
Dir, Echo, darf ich mein Leid gestehn:
   Alinde - »Alinde,«
Ließ Echo [leise]11 herüberwehn;
Da sah' ich sie mir zur Seite stehn:
»Du suchtest so treu: nun finde!« -

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Auswahl des Besten aus Friedrich Rochlitz' sämmtlichen Schriften Vom Verfasser veranstaltet, verbessert und herausgegeben. In sechs Bänden. Vierter Band. Züllichau, in der Darnmannschen Buchhandlung. 1822, pages 153-154; and with Glycine von Friedrich Rochlitz. Erster Theil. Züllichau und Freystadt bey Darnmann 1805, pages 223-224.

1 Rochlitz (1805 edition): "Zur flinken Schnitterin"
2 Schubert: "muß"
3 Rochlitz (1805 edition): "nicht die Zeit nach Mädchen"
4 Rochlitz (1805 edition): "Laß sehn, wie den Köder"
5 Rochlitz (1805 edition): "milden"
6 Schubert: "rüstigem"
7 Rochlitz (1805 edition): "Hirsche"
8 Rochlitz (1805 edition): "nicht die Lust nach Mädchen"
9 Rochlitz (1805 edition): "Die schwarze Nacht verhüllt den"
10 Rochlitz (1805 edition), and Schubert (Alte Gesamtausgabe): "allen"
11 Rochlitz (1805 edition): "mir"

Submitted by David Gordon and Peter Rastl [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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Alinda", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Alinde", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Gordon) , "Alinde", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Natalie Macfarren) , "Alinde"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Alinda", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Pupillo) (Claretta Manara) , "Alinda", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2018-02-05 09:21:25

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Word count: 194

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Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The western light is fading fast,
'twas then I should meet her.
With steady step the Reaper goes past,
shall I not greet her?

Say, Reaper, my sweetheart did you spy?
Alinda, Alinda!
"For maidens strange no thought have I,
to wife and child in haste I hie,
I long for my home and its greeting."

The stars begin their nightly pace,
alas, is she coming?
The Hunter gaily returns from the chase,
where is she roaming?

Say, Hunter, my sweetheart did you see?
Alinda, Alinda!
"Of maids and trouble I would be free,
the dappled deer's the quarry for me,
methinks that I see him fleeting."

The night is dark, I stand alone,
Ah, can she be faithless?
Alas, all my joyful visions are flown,
heart, be thou scathless!

Oh Echo, thou wilt my grief proclaim:
Alinda, Alinda!
"Alinda!" Thus Echo softly repeats her name;
she stood by my side, how could I blame?
"For true heart there's happy meeting."

From a Schubert score.

Submitted by Harry Joelson


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

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Text added to the website: 2011-05-23 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:24

Line count: 27
Word count: 161