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Jag är ett träd

Language: Swedish (Svenska)

Jag är ett träd, som lofvat godt och säkert hållit vid,
om storm ej plundrat mig på blad midt i min sommars tid.

Nu sträcker nakna grenar jag förtviflad opp mot skyn,
fast allt omkring bär sommarns färg och ter en härlig syn.

O, när skall jag mig dölja få, när unnas jag att dö?
O, hvad jag längtar efter dig, du kalla, hvita snö!


Translation(s): ENG FIN FRE GER GER

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Confirmed with Ernst Josephson, Svarta Rosor och Gula, C. & E. Gernandts Förlags Aktiebolag, Stockholm, 1901, page 132.


Submitted by Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]

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):

  • ENG English [singable] (Herbert Harper) , "The tree"
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Minä olen puu", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Je suis un arbre", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Theobald Rehbaum) , "Der kahle Baum"


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

Last modified: 2014-09-16 11:58:20
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Ich bin ein Baum

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Swedish (Svenska)

Ich bin ein Baum, der viel versprach, zur Ernte auch bereit,
wenn Sturm die Blätter nicht geraubt zu meines Sommers Zeit.

Jetzt rag' ich mit den Zweigen, nackt, verzweifelt, in die Höh'n,
und rings umher die Haine doch in voller Blüte stehn.

Oh, wann darf ich mich bergen still, wann kommt der Tod zu mir?
Oh, wie mein Sehnen zu dir zieht, du weisser Schnee, zu dir!


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Based on

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


Text added to the website: 2011-06-18.
Last modified: 2014-09-16 12:39:28
Line count: 6
Word count: 67