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Es ist in den Wald gesungen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es ist in den Wald gesungen,
Wenn ich der mein Leiden sage,
Die mein Herz mir hat bezwungen;
Sie hört nicht auf meine Klage.

Mir ist wie der Nachtigall,
Die so viel vergeblich singet,
Und ihr doch am Ende bringet
Lauter Schmerz ihr süßer Schall.

Was nützt in dem wilden Walde
Kleiner Vögelein Gesang,
Und ihr Tönen mannichfalte,
Wer sagt ihrem Singen Dank?

Stille bleibt der wilde Wald,
Und die Hirsche weiter ziehen,
Hören nicht den Ton im Fliehen,
Der so ganz umsonst verhallt.

Translation(s): ENG

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Harald Krebs) , "Old German song", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33

Line count: 16
Word count: 84

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