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Der Tag wird kühl, der Tag wird blaß

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Tag wird kühl, der Tag wird blaß,
die Vögel streifen übers Gras.
[Ei]1 wie die Halme schwanken,
[vor]2 ihrer Flügel Wanken
und leise wehn ohn' Unterlaß.

Und Abends spät die Liebe weht
ob meines Herzens [Blumenbeet]3.
[Das ist ein heimlich Beben,
Und süße Gedanken weben]4
sich in mein [tiefstes]5 Nachtgebet.

Du fernes Herz, komm zu mir bald,
sonst werden [wir]6 beide grau und alt,
sonst wächst in meinem Herzen 
viel [Unkraut und viel]7 Schmerzen;
[Da wird's den Blumen gar zu kalt!]8

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Zemlinsky: "Schau"
2 Zemlinsky: "von"
3 Zemlinsky: "Rosenbeet"
4 Zemlinsky: "Die Zweigen flüstern und beben, / und holde Gedanken weben"
5 Zemlinsky: "heimlich"
6 Zemlinsky: "mir"
7 Zemlinsky: "Unkraut, Dorn, und"
8 Zemlinsky: "Die Nacht ist lang, die Nacht wird kalt!"

Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel


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: "The day grows cool", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (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

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