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

Ich möchte ziehn in die Welt hinaus
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE GRE ITA KOR POR
Ich möchte ziehn in die Welt hinaus,
Hinaus in die weite Welt,
Wenn's nur so grün, so grün nicht wär'
Da draußen in Wald und Feld!

Ich möchte die grünen Blätter all'
Pflücken von jedem Zweig,
Ich möchte die grünen Gräser all'
Weinen ganz todtenbleich.

Ach Grün, du böse Farbe du,
Was siehst mich immer an,
So stolz, so keck, so schadenfroh,
Mich armen weißen Mann?

Ich möchte liegen vor ihrer Thür,
In Sturm und Regen und Schnee,
Und singen ganz leise bei Tag und Nacht
Das eine Wörtchen Ade!

Horch, wenn im [Wald]1 ein Jagdhorn [ruft]2,
Da klingt ihr Fensterlein,
Und schaut sie auch nach mir nicht aus,
Darf ich doch schauen hinein.

O binde von der Stirn dir ab
Das grüne, grüne Band,
Ade, Ade! und reiche mir
Zum Abschied deine Hand!

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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 37-38; and with Sieben und siebzig Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Dessau, 1821. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 39-40.

First published in a different version with the title Das böse Grün in Der Gesellschafter oder Blätter für Geist und Herz. Herausgegeben von F. W. Gubitz. Zweiter Jahrgang. Berlin, 1818. In der Maurerschen Buchhandlung. Sonnabend den 6. Juni. 90stes Blatt, page 357.

1 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "Walde"
2 Schubert: "schallt"

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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 color maligne", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , "De kwade kleur", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The Hateful Color", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Ilkeä väri", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La couleur méchante", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Athanasios Papaisiou) , "Το κακό χρώμα", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il colore maligno", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "미움의 색", 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]
Eu gostaria de me lançar pelo mundo
Language: Portuguese (Português)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Eu gostaria de me lançar pelo mundo,
Aí afora pelo vasto mundo,
Se ao menos não fosse verde, tão verde,
Pelos campos e florestas!

Eu gostaria de arrancar as folhas verdes de todos os ramos,
Eu gostaria de chorar sobre todas as verdes gramíneas
Até elas ficarem pálidas como a morte.

Ah, verde, você que é uma cor odiada,
Por que você fica sempre me olhando
Tão orgulhoso, altivo, tão maldoso,
A mim, pobre homem esbranquiçado?

Eu gostaria de deitar em frente à porta dela
Na tempestade, na chuva e na neve.
E cantaria muito levemente dia e noite
Uma única palavra: adeus!

Ouça, quando na floresta uma trompa de caça soa,
então acontece um estalo na janela dela!
E mesmo que ela não olhe pra mim,
Ainda assim eu posso vê-la.

Oh, desate da sua testa
Essa fita tão verde;
Adeus, adues! E estenda a mim
Sua mão como despedida!

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Translations of title(s):
"Die böse Farbe" = "A Cor Odiada"
"Der Müller" = " "


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