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Dort unten in der Mühle

Language: German (Deutsch)

Dort unten in der Mühle
Saß ich in [süßer]1 Ruh'
Und sah dem Räderspiele
Und sah [den Wassern]2 zu.

Sah zu der blanken Säge,
Es war mir wie ein Traum,
Die bahnte lange Wege
In [einen]3 Tannenbaum.

Die Tanne war wie lebend,
In Trauermelodie
Durch alle Fasern bebend
Sang diese Worte sie:

Du [kehrst]4 zur rechten Stunde,
O Wanderer, hier ein,
Du bist's, für den die Wunde
Mir dringt ins Herz hinein!

Du bist's, für den wird werden,
Wenn kurz gewandert du,
Dies Holz im Schoß der Erden
Ein Schrein zur [langen]5 Ruh'.

Vier Bretter sah ich fallen,
Mir [ward's] 6 ums [Herze]7 schwer,
Ein Wörtlein wollt' ich lallen,
Da ging das Rad nicht mehr.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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1 Heinemann, Schumann, Wienand, Winterberger: "guter"
2 Schumann, Winterberger: "dem Wasser"
3 Schumann: "einem"
4 Schumann: "trittst"
5 Platz: "ew'gen"
6 Schneider, Schumann, Wienand: "ward"
7 Wienand: "Herz so"

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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) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , "The wanderer in the sawmill", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le voyageur à la scierie", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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