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Language: German (Deutsch)

Geht ein grauer Mann 
durch den stillen Wald,
singt ein graues Lied.
Die Vöglein schweigen alsbald.
Die Fichten ragen so stumm und schwül
mit ihrem schweren Astgewühl.
In fernen Tiefen vergrollt ein Ton.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Jakob Kellner


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Pluie", 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 10:01:49
Line count: 7
Word count: 33

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

Un homme gris avance
À travers la forêt silencieuse,
Il chante un chant gris.
Les petits oiseaux se taisent aussitôt.
Les sapins se dressent si silencieux et oppressants
Avec leurs foules de lourdes branches.
Dans les profondeurs lointaines retentit un son.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johannes Schlaf (1862 - 1941)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Alban Maria Johannes Berg, Paul Juon, Margarete Voigt-Schweikert, Erich Zeisl. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2011-06-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:24
Line count: 7
Word count: 41