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Letzte Hoffnung

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Hier]1 und da ist an den Bäumen
[Noch ein buntes]2 Blatt zu sehn,
Und ich bleibe vor den Bäumen
Oftmals in Gedanken stehn.

Schaue nach dem einen Blatte,
Hänge meine Hoffnung dran;
Spielt der Wind mit meinem Blatte,
Zittr' ich, was ich zittern kann.

Ach, und fällt das Blatt zu Boden,
[Fällt mit ihm die Hoffnung ab]3,
[Fall']4 ich selber mit zu Boden,
Wein' auf meiner Hoffnung [Grab]5.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE FRI HEB 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 93; and with Deutsche Blätter für Poesie, Litteratur, Kunst und Theater. Herausgegeben von Karl Schall und Karl von Holtei. Breslau 1823, bei Graß, Barth und Comp. No. XLI. 13. März 1823, page 161.

First published in Deutsche Blätter (see above) as no. 2 of the installment of Die Winterreise. Lieder von Wilhelm Müller.

1 Schubert: "Hie"
2 Schubert: "Manches bunte"
3 Müller (Deutsche Blätter): "Abgeblasen von der Luft"
4 Müller (Deutsche Blätter): "Sink'"
5 Müller (Deutsche Blätter): "Gruft"

Submitted by Ofer Sheinberg and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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) , "Darrera esperança", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Laatste hoop", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Arthur Rishi) , "Last hope", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , "Last hope", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Viimeinen toivo", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Dernier espoir", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRI Frisian [singable] (Pieter Wiersma) , "Lêste Hope", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "תקוה אחרונה", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Ultima speranza", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "마지막 희망", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , "Última esperanza", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last hope

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Here and there may on the branches
Many motley leaves be seen,
And there musing by the branches
Oft times in deep thought I stand.

Look for that one single leaf there
Bearing all my prospects now;
But I shake with my dear leaf there
Trembling like no other can.

Oh, if then the leaf fall earthward,
Falls with it my fortune too
And I, helpless, falling earthward
Cry on my dear fortune's grave.


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