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Language: German (Deutsch)

In den Wipfeln frische Lüfte,
Fern melod'scher Quellen Fall
Durch die Einsamkeit der Klüfte,
Waldeslaut und Vogelschall,
Scheuer Träume Spielgenossen,
Steigen all' beim Morgenschein
Auf des Weinlaubs schwanken Sprossen
Dir [in's]1 Fenster aus und ein.
Und wir nah'n noch halb in Träumen
Und wir thun in Klängen kund,
Was da draußen in den Bäumen
Singt der weite Frühlingsgrund.
Regt der Tag erst laut die Schwingen:
Sind wir Alle wieder weit --
Aber tief im Herzen klingen
Lange nach noch Lust und Leid.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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W. Killmayer sets lines 9-16

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Joseph, Freiherrn von Eichendorff, Zweite vermehrte und veränderte Auflage, Verlegt von W. Simion in Berlin, 1843, pages 231-232.

1 Mendelssohn-Hensel: "zum"

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aubade", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Morning serenade", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Aubade", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27

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Word count: 81

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Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Dans les fraîches brises des cimes,
La chute mélodique de lointaines sources,
Dans la solitude des ravins,
Les bruits de la forêt et le chant des oiseaux.

Compagnons de jeu de rêves timides
Dans les lueurs du matin,
Nous montons et descendons tous à ta fenêtre
Par les sarments vacillants de la treille.

Et encore dans le rêve nous approchons
Et rapportons avec nos sons,
Ce que dehors dans les arbres
Chante le lointain fond du printemps.

À peine le jour a-t-il bruyamment bougé ses ailes,
Nous sommes déjà tous au loin,
Mais encore longtemps après résonnent
Au fond du cœur joies et peines.

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Text added to the website: 2012-09-05 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:03

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Word count: 104