by Wilhelm Müller (1794 - 1827)
Translation © by Caê Vieira

Wo ein treues Herze
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE GRE ITA KOR POR
Der Müller.
 Wo ein treues Herze
 In Liebe vergeht,
 Da welken die Lilien
 Auf jedem Beet.

 Da muß in die Wolken
 Der Vollmond gehn,
 Damit seine Thränen
 Die Menschen nicht sehn.

 Da halten die Englein
 Die Augen sich zu,
 Und schluchzen und singen
 Die Seele [zu]1 Ruh'.

Der Bach.
 Und wenn sich die Liebe
 Dem Schmerz entringt,
 Ein Sternlein, ein neues,
 Am Himmel erblinkt.

 Da springen drei Rosen,
 Halb [roth,]2 halb weiß,
 Die welken nicht wieder,
 Aus Dornenreis.

 Und die Engelein schneiden
 Die Flügel sich ab,
 Und gehn alle Morgen
 Zur Erde [hinab]3.

Der Müller.
 Ach, Bächlein, liebes Bächlein,
 Du meinst es so gut:
 Ach, Bächlein, aber weißt du,
 Wie Liebe thut?

 Ach, unten, da unten,
 Die kühle Ruh'!
 Ach, Bächlein, liebes Bächlein,
 So singe nur zu.

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Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Erstes Bändchen. Zweite Auflage. Deßau 1826. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 43-44; and with Sieben und siebzig Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Dessau, 1821. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 45-46.

First published in a different version in Der Gesellschafter oder Blätter für Geist und Herz. Herausgegeben von F. W. Gubitz. Zweiter Jahrgang. Berlin, 1818. In der Maurerschen Buchhandlung. Montag den 8. Juni. 91stes Blatt, page 363.

1 Müller (1818 edition), and Schubert: "zur"
2 Müller (1818 edition), and Schubert: "roth und"
3 Müller (1818 and 1821 edition), and Schubert: "herab"

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El moliner i el rierol", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De molenaar en de beek", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The Miller and the Brook", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Mylläri ja puro", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le meunier et le ruisseau", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Athanasios Papaisiou) , "Ο μυλωνάς και το ρυάκι", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il mugnaio e il ruscello", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "물방아꾼과 시냇물", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Caê Vieira) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]
Quando um coração fiel
Language: Portuguese (Português)  after the German (Deutsch) 
O Moleiro:
Quando um coração fiel
Esmaece por amor,
Então os lírios murcham
Em todos os canteiros;
Então a lua cheia tem que
Ir para trás das nuvens,
Para que suas lágrimas
Não sejam vistas pela humanidade;
Então os anjinhos fecham
Os seus olhos
E soluçam e cantam
Essa alma para o seu descanso.

O Rio:
E quando o amor
Se livra da dor,
Uma pequena estrela, um nova,
Pisca no céu;
Então três rosas,
Metade vermelhas e metade brancas,
Que nunca murcham,
Saltam dos rebentos espinhosos.
E os anjinhos cortam
Suas próprias asas
E vêm todas as manhãs
Aqui para baixo na terra.

O Moleiro:
Ah, riacho, querido riacho,
Você o diz muito bem:
Ah, riacho, mas você sabe
Como é que o amor procede?
Ah, embaixo, bem lá embaixo
O frio repouso!
Ah, riacho, querido riacho,
Somente cante para mim.

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Translations of title(s):
"Der Müller und der Bach" = "O Moleiro e o Rio"
"Wo ein treues Herze" = "Quando um coração fiel"
"Wo ein treues Herze in Liebe vergeht" = "Quando um coração fiel Esmaece por amor,"


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