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Im Waldesgrün am stillen See

Language: German (Deutsch)

 Im Waldesgrün am stillen See,
 Da seufzt ein Jüngling im schweren Weh:
 Gepackt von der tötenden Seuche, stahl
 Er her sich, zu enden seine Qual.
 Er, dem im Leben, wo er stand,
 Sich jedes Herz einst zugewandt,
 Stirbt jetzt, als hätt' er keinen Freund,
 Hier ungesehn und unbeweint.

Der Jüngling
 Ach, einen Tropfen nur aus dem See,
 Zu kühlen das fiebrisch brennende Weh,
 Ach, einen Tropfen nur aus der Flut,
 Zu kühlen die fiebrische Glut!

Translation(s): FRE ITA SPA

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Note: this text is a translation of part of Thomas Moore's Paradise and the Peri.

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Dans la forêt verte près d'un lac tranquille", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Fra il fogliame del bosco, presso il placido lago", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-12-13.
Last modified: 2017-10-11 12:39:25
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Word count: 76

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Fra il fogliame del bosco, presso il placido lago

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

 Fra il fogliame del bosco, presso il placido lago
 sospira un giovane in profondo dolore:
 contagiato dal morbo mortale, si è là rifugiato
 per porre fine al suo tormento.
 Egli, che in vita, ovunque si trovava
 riusciva a conquistare ogni cuore,
 muore adesso come se non avesse amici,
 senza che alcuno che lo assista e lo pianga.

Il giovane
 Ah, una sola goccia di questo lago,
 potesse arrecare frescura all'arsura bruciante,
 ah, una sola goccia di quelle onde
 per calmare l'ardore della febbre!

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Text added to the website: 2013-05-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:11
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