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In weite Fernen will ich träumen

Language: German (Deutsch)

In weite [Fernen]1 will ich träumen,
Da, wo Du weilst!
Wo aus den schneeig hellen Räumen
Die Bäche in die Seen schäumen!
Da, wo Du weilst!

Will mit Dir durch die Berge streifen,
Da, wo Du weilst. 
Wo auf dem Eisfeld Gemsen schweifen, 
Im warmen Tale Feigen reifen!
Da, wo Du weilst! 

Und heimlich will ich weiter [lieben]2,
Wenn Du heimkehrst! 
Es [soll]3 die Zeit mich nicht betrüben,
Wir sind dieselben noch geblieben!
Wenn Du heimkehrst!

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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1 Lang: "Ferne"
2 Mendelssohn: "denken"
3 Mendelssohn: "mag"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Into the far distance", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Vorrei sognare dei luoghi lontani", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
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Vorrei sognare dei luoghi lontani

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Vorrei sognare dei luoghi lontani
là dove ti trattieni ancora!
Là dove, da distese di neve abbagliante,
ruscelli, schiumando, si gettano nei laghi!
Là dove ti trattieni ancora!

Vorrei con te affrontare i monti,
là dove ti trattieni ancora.
Dove sui ghiacciai vagano i camosci,
e in calde vallate maturano i fichi!
Là dove ti trattieni ancora!

E vorrei continuare ad amarti in segreto
se tu facessi ritorno!
Non sarei triste per il tempo passato,
perché nulla sarebbe cambiato!
Se tu facessi ritorno!

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Text added to the website: 2011-09-19.
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