In die tiefsten Felsengründe
Language: German (Deutsch)
In die tiefsten Felsengründe
Lockte mich ein Irrlicht hin:
Wie ich einen Ausgang finde,
Liegt nicht schwer mir in dem Sinn.
Bin gewohnt das irre Gehen,
'S führt ja jeder Weg zum Ziel:
Unsre Freuden, unsre [Wehen]1,
Alles eines Irrlichts Spiel!
Durch des Bergstroms trockne Rinnen
Wind' ich ruhig mich hinab -
Jeder Strom wird's Meer gewinnen,
Jedes Leiden auch [ein]2 Grab.
Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE FRI HEB IRI ITA KOR SPA
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Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Zweites Bändchen. Deßau 1824. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, page 99; and with Urania. Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1823. Neue Folge, fünfter Jahrgang. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1823, page 219.
First published in Urania (see above) as no. 9 of Wanderlieder von Wilhelm Müller. Die Winterreise. In 12 Liedern.
1 Schubert: "Leiden"
2 Schubert: "sein"
Submitted by Ofer Sheinberg and Peter Rastl [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)
- by Reiner Bredemeyer (1929 - 1995), "Irrlicht", 1984, first performed 1985 [baritone, horn, and piano], from Die Winterreise, no. 18, VEB Deutscher Verlag [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Irrlicht", op. 89 no. 9, D. 911 no. 9 (1827), published 1828 [voice and piano], from Winterreise, no. 9, Haslinger [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Johannes (Hans) Wolfgang Zender (b. 1936), "Irrlicht", 1993 [tenor and small orchestra], from Schuberts Winterreise, no. 9. [ sung text not verified ]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Foc follet", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Dwaallicht", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Arthur Rishi) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , "Will o' the wisp", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Virvaliekki", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Feu follet", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRI Frisian [singable] (Pieter Wiersma) , "Dwaalljocht", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "אור תעתועים", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Fuoco fatuo", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "도깨비불", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Will o' the wisp
Language: English after the German (Deutsch)
Into deepest rocky cavern
Led there by a wisp of light:
How to find an exit from there
Sets no problem in my mind.
I am used to false encounters
Goals by every road are reached:
All our joys and all our sorrows,
Just a game of mocking light.
Through a dried up mountain stream bed
Shall I calmly find descent --
Every stream will find its outlet,
Every sorrow find its grave.
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