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Die Straßen, die ich gehe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Straßen, die ich gehe,
so oft ich um mich sehe,
sie bleiben fremd doch mir.
Herberg', wo ich möcht weilen,
ich kann sie nicht ereilen,
weit, weit ist sie von hier.

So fremd mir anzuschauen
sind diese Städt' und Auen,
die Burgen stumm und tot;
doch fern Gebirge ragen,
die meine Heimat tragen,
ein ewig Morgenrot.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Note: also published without a title in chapter 14 of Die Heimatlosen

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , "The roadways which I wander", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Voyageur", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:01:36
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Word count: 57

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Voyageur

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

Aussi souvent que je regarde autour de moi,
Les routes sur lesquelles je vais
Me restent étrangères.
L'auberge où je voudrais séjourner,
Je ne puis l'atteindre,
Elle est loin, si loin d'ici.

Ces villes et ces prairies
Me semblent si étrangères
Et les châteaux muets et morts ;
Pourtant au loin s'élèvent les montagnes
Qui apportent à mon pays
Une aube éternelle.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Justinus (Andreas Christian) Kerner (1786 - 1862), "Wanderer" DUT ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Walter Courvoisier, Franz Dannehl, Robert Gund, Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Armin Knab, Clara Schumann, née Wieck, Hermann Simon, Friedrich Wieck. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2011-09-27T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:04:37
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