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Es weiß und rät es doch keiner

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es weiß und rät es doch keiner,
Wie mir so wohl ist, so wohl!
Ach, wüßt es nur einer, nur einer,
Kein Mensch es sonst wissen [soll!]1

So still ist's nicht draußen im Schnee,
So stumm und verschwiegen sind
Die Sterne nicht in der Höh,
Als meine Gedanken sind.

Ich wünscht', es wäre schon Morgen,
Da fliegen zwei Lerchen auf,
Die überfliegen einander,
Mein Herz folgt ihrem Lauf.

Ich wünscht', ich wäre ein Vöglein
Und zöge über das Meer,
Wohl über das Meer und weiter,
Bis daß ich im Himmel wär!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE HEB ITA NOR POR SPA

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R. Schumann sets stanzas 1-2, 4

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1 Schumann: "sollt'"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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) , "De stilte", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le silence", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "השקט", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "La quiete", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Stillheten", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "A quietude", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , "El Silencio", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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De stilte

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

Dat weet en raadt toch wel niemand,
Hoe ik zo blij ben, zo blij!
Ach, wist het maar eentje, één iemand,
Geen ander nog hoefde er bij!
 
Zo stil is 't niet ginds in de sneeuw,
Zo stom en zo zwijgzaam zijn
De sterren niet in de lucht,
Als mijn gedachten zijn.
 
[Ik wenste, was het vast morgen,
Dan vliegen twee leeuw'riken op,
Nog hoger d' een dan de ander,
Mijn hart volgt hen ten top.]1
 
Ik wou, ik was een vogeltje,
Dan trok ik over de plas,
Hoog over de zee en verder,
Tot ik in de hemel was.


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1 [...] Door Schumann niet gebruikt.

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