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

Ohne dich wie lange
Wird mir Stund' und Tag!
Leer und öd' und bange
Was ich schauen mag.
Unser Hain der Liebe,
Der so froh mich sah,
Ist mir stumm und trübe,
Denn du bist nicht da.

Ich geh' hin und suche
Deiner Tritte Spur,
An der holden Buche,
Unsrer treuen Flur,
Rufe dich die Meine,
Glaube dich mir nah,
Sinke hin und weine;
Denn du bist nicht da.

Hör' ich dann [von weitem]1
Deiner Stimme Klang,
O wie wird im Busen
Mir das Herz Gesang.
Bebend, wenn mich deine
Zarte Hand berührt,
Wird aus deiner Lippe
Mir der Geist entführt.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Johann Gottfried von Herders sämmtliche Werde in vierzig Bänden, 16. Band. Stuttgart und Tübingen: J.G. Cotta'scher Verlag, 1852, pages 196-197. Beneath the poem title is this text: "Französisch. (Nach dem Lied: Que le jour me dure. S[iehe]. Les Consolations des Misères de ma Vie, par Rousseau, Paris 1781. p. 97."

1 In one of Lang's manuscripts (in error): "vom Weiten"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778), "Romance" DUT SWE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Heinrich Carl Bornhardt, Octave Fouque, Victor Massé, Gioacchino Antonio Rossini, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emilie Zumsteeg. Go to the text.

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 or adaptations:

  • Also set in French (Français), original text by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778) , title 1: "Romance" DUT GER SWE by Gioacchino Antonio Rossini, Gioacchino Antonio Rossini, Johann Heinrich Carl Bornhardt, Ludwig van Beethoven, Emilie Zumsteeg, Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown DUT GER by John [Jacques] Jacobsson.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Ludwig Andreas Gotter (1661 - 1735) , title unknown DUT SWE by Norbert Burgmüller, Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe, Gottlieb Streitwolf, Joh. Chr. Jusdorf, Anton Diabelli, Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, Friedrich Muck, Corona Elisabeth Wilhelmine Schröter.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Longing", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-09-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:30
Line count: 24
Word count: 101

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