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Die Schwalben zieh'n und Schwäne

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Schwalben zieh'n und Schwäne 
Es blüht der Weidenbaum: 
Mein Rößlein schüttelt die Mähne 
Und beißt im seinen Zaum. 
Das schönste Kind von allen 
Läßt trauernd ihr Tüchlein wehn; 
Zwei Tränen ließ ich fallen 
Doch niemand hat's geseh'n. 

Es steht ein Pfahl, ein bunter, 
Am Scheideweg im Feld: 
Der weist ins Dorf hinunter 
Und in die weite Welt. 
In Osten oder [Westen]1, 
Wo find ich wohl das Glück? 
Ich glaub' es ist am besten 
Ich kehre zu ihr zurück.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Berg: "in Westen"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Song of parting", copyright © 2011
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chant de séparation", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2011-06-03.
Last modified: 2016-03-04 14:27:41
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Word count: 79

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