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Schon kehren die Vögel wieder ein

Language: German (Deutsch)

  Schon kehren die Vögel wieder ein,
Es schallen die alten Lieder,
Ach, die fröhliche Jugend mein,
Kommt die wohl auch noch wieder?

  Ich weiß nicht, was ich so thöricht bin!
Wolken im Herbstwind jagen,
Die Vögel ziehn über die [Wälder]1 hin,
Das klang wie in Frühlingstagen.

  Dort auf dem Berg, da steht ein Baum,
Drin jubeln die Wandergäste,
Er aber, müde, rührt wie im Traum
Noch einmal Wipfel und Äste.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Joseph Freiherrn von Eichedorffs sämtliche poetische Werke, Dritte Auflage, Erster Band. Gedichte, Leipzig: C.F. Amelang’s Verlag, 1883, pages 238-239.

1 Schoeck: “Felder”

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Déjà les oiseaux reviennent

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

Déjà les oiseaux reviennent,
Les anciens chants retentissent,
Hélas, ma joyeuse jeunesse
Reviens-tu aussi encore une fois ?

Je ne sais pourquoi je suis si fou !
Des nuages courent dans le vent d'automne,
Les oiseaux passent au-dessus des [forêts]1,
Cela ressemble aux sons des jours de printemps.

Là-haut sur la montagne il y a un arbre
Dans lequel se réjouissent les hôtes de passage,
Mais lui, fatigué, comme s'il rêvait bouge,
Encore une fois cime et branches.

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1 Schoeck : "champs"


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