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Wohin ich geh' und schaue

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wohin ich geh' und schaue,
In Feld und Wald und Tal,
[Vom Berg hinab in die Aue;
Viel schöne, hohe Fraue]1, 
Grüß ich dich tausendmal.

In meinem Garten find' ich
Viel [Blumen]2, schön und fein, 
Viel Kränze wohl draus wind' ich
Und tausend Gedanken bind' ich
Und Grüße mit darein.

[Ihr darf ich keinen reichen,
Sie ist zu hoch und schön,
Die müssen alle verbleichen,
Die Liebe nur ohnegleichen]3
Bleibt ewig im Herzen stehn.

Ich schein' wohl froher Dinge
Und schaffe auf und ab,
Und, ob das Herz zerspringe,
Ich grabe fort und singe,
Und grab' mir bald mein Grab.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE FRE ITA

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F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy sets stanzas 1-3

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1 Mendelssohn: "Vom Hügel hinauf die Aue;/ Vom Berg aufwärts weit ins Blaue"
2 Mendelssohn: "Blümchen"
3 Mendelssohn:
Dir darf ich keinen reichen,
Du bist zu hoch und schön,
Sie müssen zu bald verbleichen,
Die Liebe ohnegleichen

Submitted by Jakob Kellner

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De tuinman", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Jakob Kellner) , title 1: "Wherever I go and look", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Le jardinier", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Jacques Jobard) , title 1: "Le jardinier", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Gianni Franceschi) , title 1: "Il giardiniere", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Le jardinier

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

Partout où vont mes pas et mes regards, 
Dans les champs, les forêts et les vallées, 
Du haut des montagnes vers les prairies, 
Très belle et noble dame, 
Je te salue mille fois. 

Dans mon jardin, je trouve bien 
des fleurs, belles et charmantes. 
J'en tresse des couronnes 
et y mêle mille pensées 
Pleines de tendresse. 

Je ne peux lui en donner, 
Elle est beaucoup trop noble et trop belle. 
Les couronnes sont condamnées à se flétrir. 
Seul l'amour sans pareil 
Reste éternellement ancré dans mon cœur.

Je parais de bonne humeur 
Et vaque ici et là à mes occupations. 
Et même si mon cœur se brise, 
Je continue à bêcher en chantant 
Et creuse bientôt ma tombe.


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Text added to the website: 2013-09-14.
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