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Klag', o meine Flöte! klage

Language: German (Deutsch)

 [Klag', o]1 meine Flöte! klage
 Die entschwundnen schönen Tage,
 Und des Frühlings schnelle Flucht,
 Hier auf den verwelkten Fluren,
 Wo mein Geist umsonst die Spuren
 [Süß gewohnter]2 Freuden sucht!
 [Klag', o]1 meine Flöte! klage!
 Einsam rufest du dem Tage,
 Der dem Schmerz zu spät erwacht.
 Einsam schallen meine Lieder,
 Nur das Echo hallt sie wieder
 Durch die Schatten stiller Nacht.
 [Klag', o]1 meine Flöte! klage
 Die entflohnen schönen Tage,
 Wo ein Herz, das mir nur schlug,
 Deinen sanften Liedern lauschte,
 Zürnend, wenn ein Zephyr rauschte,
 Und den kleinsten Laut vertrug.
 [Klag', o]1 meine Flöte! klage!
 Nimmer kehren diese Tage!
 Ungerührt hört Delia
 Meiner Lieder banges Sehnen,
 Sie, die ich bey deinen Tönen
 Oft in Lust verloren sah!
 [Klag', o]1 meine Flöte! klage!
 Kürzt den Faden meiner Tage
 Bald der strengen Parze Stahl;
 [Klage dann]3 auf Lethe's Matten
 Irgend einem guten Schatten
 Meine Lieb' und meine Qual!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Idyllen. von Carolina Pichler, gebornen von Greiner. Wien Im Verlage bey Anton Pichler. 1803, pages 28-29; and with Sämmtliche Werke von Caroline Pichler, gebornen von Greiner. Zwölfter Theil. Wien, 1813. Gedruckt und im Verlage bey Anton Strauß, pages 34-35.

1 Schubert: "Klage,"
2 Pichler (1813 and later editions), and Schubert (Alte Gesamtausgabe): "Süßgewohnter"
3 Pichler (1813 and later editions), and Schubert (Alte Gesamtausgabe): "O dann sing'"

Submitted by Richard Morris and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Peter Rastl [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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El cantaire al rocam", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2018-04-03 13:22:03

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Pleure, ô ma flûte, pleure

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

 Pleure, ô ma flûte, pleure
 Les beaux jours qui ont disparu,
 Et le rapide envol du printemps,
 Ici sur les prairies flétries,
 Où mon esprit en vain cherche les traces
 De douces joies familières.

 Pleure, ô ma flûte, pleure !
 Toute seule tu appelles le jour
 Qui trop tard s'éveille à la douleur.
 Mes chants résonnent seuls ; 
 Seul l'écho leur répond
 À travers les ombres de la nuit silencieuse.

 Pleure, ô ma flûte, pleure
 Les beaux jours qui se sont enfuis,
 Où un cœur qui battait seulement pour moi,
 Écoutait tes doux chants,
 En colère, quand un zéphyr murmurait,
 Et que le moindre bruit se faisait entendre.

 Pleure, ô ma flûte, pleure !
 Jamais ces jours ne reviendront !
 Délia écoutait impassible
 L'ardent désir de mes chants,
 Elle, que j'ai vue dans tes notes
 Souvent perdue dans le plaisir !

 Pleure, ô ma flûte, pleure !
 Le fil de mes jours sera raccourci
 Bientôt par l'acier des dures Parques ;
 Alors je chanterai sur la prairie du Léthé,
 À quelque ombre amicale
 Mon amour et ma douleur !

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Translated title "Der Sänger am Felsen" = "Le chanteur près du rocher"


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