by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation Singable translation by Constance Bache (1846 - 1903)

Auf ihrem Grab, da steht eine Linde
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Auf ihrem Grab, da steht eine Linde,
Drin pfeifen die Vögel [und]1 Abendwinde,
Und [drunter sitzt, auf dem grünen]2 Platz,
[Der]3 Müllersknecht mit seinem Schatz.

Die [Winde, die wehen so lind]4 und so schaurig,
Die [Vögel, die singen]5 so süß und [so]6 traurig:
Die schwatzenden Buhlen, [die]7 werden stumm,
Sie weinen und wissen selbst nicht warum.

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1 Griffes, Schumann: "im"
2 Hiller: "drunten sitzt auf dem grünem"
3 Hiller: "Des"
4 Griffes, Schumann: "Winde wehen so lind", Hiller, Mendelssohn: "Winde weh'n so still"
5 Griffes, Hiller, Mendelssohn, Schumann: "Vögel singen"
6 omitted by Hiller
7 Griffes, Hiller, Mendelssohn, Schumann: "sie"

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

  • CZE Czech (Čeština) [singable] (Otakar Kučera) , no title
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (August Matthijs)
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ginds op hun graf, daar torent een linde", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Over their grave stands a linden tree", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache)
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2019-05-22 21:39:44
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Above their grave a linden is growing
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Above their grave a linden is growing;
The birds there are singing, the soft wind is blowing;
The miller's boy sits beneath its shade,
And by his side the fairest maid.

The winds they are sighing so soft yet so drearily,
The birds they are singing so sweet yet so wearily:
The whispering lovers silence keep,
They weep, yet they know not wherefore they weep!

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From a Rubinstein score.

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Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson

Text added to the website: 2011-06-26 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:26
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