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Du Bächlein, silberhell und klar

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du Bächlein, silberhell und klar,
Du eilst vorüber immerdar,
Am Ufer steh' ich, sinn' und sinn',
Wo kommst du her? Wo gehst du hin?

Ich komm' aus dunkler Felsen Schoß,
Mein Lauf geht über Blum' und Moos;
Auf meinem Spiegel schwebt so mild
Des blauen Himmels freundlich Bild.

Drum hab' ich frohen Kindersinn;
Es treibt mich fort, weiß nicht wohin.
Der mich gerufen aus dem Stein,
Der, denk ich, wird mein Führer sein.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with E. Quietmeyer, Quietmeyers Schul- und Hausfreund: Deutsches Lesebuch, Hannover, Helwing'sche Hofbuchhandlung, 1875, p. 202.


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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le ruisselet", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
Line count: 12
Word count: 73

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Le ruisselet

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

Toi ruisselet pur et clair comme l'argent,
Tu passes toujours en te pressant.
Je suis sur ta berge et je songe, je songe :
« D'où viens-tu, où t'en vas-tu ? »

« Je viens du sein obscur des rochers,
Ma course me mène parmi les fleurs et la mousse.
Sur mon miroir plane doucement
L'aimable image du ciel bleu.

C'est pourquoi j'ai l'humeur gaie d'un enfant,
Cela me pousse en avant, je ne sais où,
Celui qui m'a appelé hors de la pierre,
Celui-là, je crois, sera mon guide. »


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2013 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., please ask the copyright-holder(s) directly.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) misattributed to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Georg Eduard Goltermann, Johann Wenzeslaus Kalliwoda, Hans Knappertsbusch, José Vianna da Motta, Richard Georg Strauss, Bruno Wandelt. Go to the text.
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Karoline Christiane Louise Rudolphi (1754 - 1811), "Das Bächlein" ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Georg Eduard Goltermann, Johann Wenzeslaus Kalliwoda, Hans Knappertsbusch, José Vianna da Motta, Richard Georg Strauss, Bruno Wandelt. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2013-05-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:11
Line count: 12
Word count: 91