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Wär' ich nie aus euch gegangen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wär' ich nie aus euch gegangen,
Wälder, hehr und wunderbar!
Hieltet liebend mich umfangen
Doch so [lange, lange]1 Jahr'.

Wo in euren Dämmerungen
[Vogelsang]2 und Silberquell,
Ist auch manches Lied entsprungen
Meinem Busen, frisch und hell.

[Euer]3 Wogen, [euer]3 [Halle]4,
Euer Säuseln nimmer müd',
Eure Melodien alle
Weckten in der Brust das Lied.

Hier in diesen weiten Triften
Ist mir alles öd' und stumm,
Und ich schau' in blauen Lüften
Mich nach Wolkenbildern um.

[In den Busen eingezwinget]5,
Regt sich selten nur das Lied;
[Wie der Vogel halb nur singet]6,
Den von Baum und [Bach]7 man schied.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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1 Schaffgotsch: "manche, manche"
2 Schaffgotsch: "Vogel singt"
3 Schaffgotsch: "Eure"
4 Schumann: "Hallen"
5 Schumann: "Wenn ihr's in den Busen zwinget"; Birn, Schaffgotsch: "In dem Busen eingezwänget"
6 Birn: "Wie nur halb der Vogel singet"
7 Schumann: "Blatt"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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) , "Enyorança del bosc", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Heimwee naar het woudgebied", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Longing for the woodlands", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Nostalgia di andare per i boschi", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Heimwee naar het woudgebied

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

Had ik jullie nooit verlaten,
Wouden, trots en wonderbaar!
Jullie waren mijn penaten
Toch al zoveel, zoveel jaar.
 
Waar in schemer vogels zongen,
Water kwam uit zilv'ren wel,
Is ook aan mijn hart ontsprongen
Menig lied, gloednieuw en hel.
 
Jullie wuiven, jullie ruisen,
't Suiz'len werd mij nooit teveel,
Jullie mooi melodisch bruisen
Wekte lied'ren in mijn keel.
 
In de wijdheid hier moet 'k zuchten,
Is mij alles doods en stom,
En ik zie in blauwe luchten
Steeds naar wolkgedaanten om.
 
Als je 't in je hart wilt dwingen,
Roert zich bijna nooit een lied;
Matig zal een vogel zingen
Die geen boom of beekje1 ziet.


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1 Schumann: blaadje

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  • 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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