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Es treibt mich hin, es treibt mich her!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es treibt mich hin, es treibt mich her!
Noch wenige Stunden, dann soll ich sie schauen,
sie selber, die schönste der schönen Jungfrauen; -
du [treues]1 Herz, was pochst du so schwer!

Die Stunden sind aber ein faules Volk!
Schleppen sich behaglich träge,
schleichen gähnend ihre Wege; -
tummle dich, du faules Volk!

Tobende Eile mich treibend erfaßt!
Aber wohl niemals liebten die Horen; -
heimlich im grausamen Bunde verschworen,
spotten sie tückisch der Liebenden Hast.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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1 Schumann: "armes"

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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)

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ik loop naar hier, ik loop naar daar", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I'm driven here, I'm driven there", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Mi sento agitato, spinto di qua, di là!", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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Ik loop naar hier, ik loop naar daar

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Ik loop naar hier, ik loop naar daar!
Nog enkele uren, dan zal 'k haar aanschouwen,
Mijn liefste, de mooiste, de mooiste der vrouwen; -
Mijn trouwe1 hart, wat klop je zwaar!
De uren zijn echter van 't luie soort!
Sluipen langzaam, zelfbehaaglijk,
Kruipen geeuwend, onverdraaglijk;
Haast je wat, maak eind'lijk voort!
Razende onrust krijgt mij in haar ban!
Maar ja, de liefde haatten de Horen;
Heim'lijk eendrachtig tot wreedheid gezworen,
Drijven zij spot met de haastige man.

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1 Bij Schumann: arme


  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2012 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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