Five songs from Uhland's "Wandering Songs"

Song Cycle by Gustav Erlanger (1842 - 1908)

Word count: 293
Original language: Fünf Lieder aus Uhland's Wanderlieder, für Bariton mit Pianofortebegleitung
Lebe wohl, lebe wohl, mein Lieb!
Muß noch heute scheiden.
Einen Kuß, einen Kuß [mir gib]1!
Muß dich ewig meiden. 

Eine Blüt', eine Blüt' mir brich
Von dem Baum im Garten!
Keine Frucht, keine Frucht für mich!
Darf sie nicht erwarten.

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Farewell", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Adieu", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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1 Karg-Elert: "für mich"

Researcher for this text: John Versmoren
by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862)
1. Farewell
Farewell, farewell, my love!
I must leave today.
One kiss, give me one kiss!
For I must leave you forever.

One blossom, pick me one blossom
From the tree in the garden!
No fruit, no fruit for me! --
I dare not expect it.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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2. In der Ferne [sung text not yet checked]
Will ruhen unter den Bäumen hier,
Die Vögelein hör' ich so gerne.
Wie singet ihr so zum Herzen mir!
Von unsrer Liebe was wisset ihr
In dieser weiten Ferne?

Will ruhen hier an des Baches Rand,
Wo duftige Blümlein sprießen.
Wer hat euch Blümlein, [hieher]1 gesandt?
Seid ihr ein herzliches Liebespfand
Aus der Ferne von meiner Süßen?

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Far away", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Au loin", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Lontano", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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1 some editions: "hierher" (used by Brahms)

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862)
2. Far away
I will rest under the trees here,
I enjoy listening to the little birds so much;
How can your singing affect my heart so!
What do you know of our love,
In this far-off place?

I will rest here on the edge of the brook,
Where fragrant little flowers sprout.
Who has sent you little blossoms here?
Are you a heartfelt pledge of love
From my far-off sweetheart?

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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3. Nachtreise [sung text not yet checked]
Ich reit' ins finstre Land hinein, 
Nicht Mond noch Sterne geben Schein, 
Die kalten Winde tosen. 
Oft hab' ich diesen Weg gemacht, 
Wann goldner Sonnenschein gelacht, 
Bei lauer Lüfte Kosen.

Ich reit' am finstern Garten hin, 
Die dürren Bäume sausen drin, 
Die welken Blätter fallen. 
Hier pflegt' ich in der Rosenzeit, 
Wann alles sich der Liebe weiht, 
Mit meinem Lieb zu wallen.

Erloschen ist der Sonne Strahl, 
Verwelkt die Rosen allzumal, 
Mein Lieb zu Grab' getragen. 
Ich reit' ins finstre Land hinein 
Im Wintersturm, ohn' allen Schein, 
Den Mantel umgeschlagen.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Voyage de nuit", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862)
3.
PLACEHOLDER
4. Winterreise [sung text not yet checked]
Bei diesem kalten Wehen 
Sind alle Strassen leer,
Die Wasser stille stehen; 
Ich aber [schweif umher]1,

Die Sonne scheint so trübe, 
Muss früh hinuntergehn,
Erloschen ist die Liebe,
Die Lust kann [nicht]2 bestehn.

[ Nun geht der Wald zu Ende,
Im Dorfe mach ich halt,
Da wärm ich meine Hände,]3
Bleibt auch das Herze kalt.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Voyage d'hiver", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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1 R. Strauss: "schweif' einher"
2 R. Strauss: "nie"
3 R. Strauss: "Nun ist der Wald zu Ende, / Am Dorfe mach' ich Halt, / Und wärm' mir meine Hände"

Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti
by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862)
4. Winter journey
When the wind blows this coldly
All the streets are empty,
The waters stand still;
But I rove about,

The sun shines so blearily,
Early it must sink,
Love has been extinguished,
Joy [cannot]1 persist.

Now the forest [almost]2 lies behind me,
I stop in the village,
[There]3 I warm my hands,
Even though my heart remains cold.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2014 by Sharon Krebs, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Translated titles:
"Winterreise" = "Winter journey"
"Die Winterreise" = "The winter journey"
"Bei diesem kalten Wehen" = "When the wind blows this coldly"
"Wanderlied im Winter" = "Winter wandering song"
"Das verwaiste Kind" = "The orphaned child"

1 R. Strauss: "can never"
2 omitted by R. Strauss
3 R. Strauss: "And"


This text was added to the website: 2014-03-25
Line count: 12
Word count: 58

Translation © by Sharon Krebs
Bei einem Wirte, wundermild,
Da war ich [jüngst zu Gaste]1,
Ein gold'ner Apfel war sein Schild
An einem [langen]2 Aste.

Es war der gute Apfelbaum,
Bei dem ich eingekehret,
Mit [süsser]3 Kost und frischem Schaum
Hat er mich wohl genähret.

Es kamen in sein grünes Haus
Viel leichtbeschwingte Gäste;
Sie sprangen frei und hielten Schmaus
Und sangen auf das Beste.

Ich fand ein Bett zu süsser Ruh
Auf weichen grünen Matten;
Der Wirt, er deckte selbst mir zu
Mit seinem [kühlen]2 Schatten.

Nun fragt' ich nach der Schuldigkeit,
Da schüttelt' er den Wipfel.
Gesegnet sei er allezeit
Von der Wurzel bis zum Gipfel.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Stopping at an inn", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Halte", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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1 Burgmüller: "einst zu Gast"
2 R. Strauss, 1871: "grünen" [corrected by his father on the manuscript]
3 R. Strauss, 1871: "frischer" [corrected by his father on the manuscript]

Researcher for this text: Peter Donderwinkel
by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862)
5. Stopping at an inn
In the abode of an innkeeper, wondrously gentle,
I was [recently]1 a guest.
The emblem of the inn was a golden apple
Upon a [long]2 branch.

It was the good old apple tree --
[That was the inn] at which I stopped,
With [sweet]3 sustenance and a freshly foaming drink
It nourished me well.

Into its green abode
Many light-winged guests came;
They hopped about freely and feasted
And sang their very best.

Upon the soft green meadows
I found a bed for sweet repose;
The innkeeper himself covered me up
With his [cool]2 shadow.

When I asked for the bill,
He shook his leafy locks [in negation].
May he be blessed at all times
From his roots to the tips of his lofty branches.

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1 Burgmüller: "once"
2 R. Strauss, 1871: "green" [corrected by his father on the manuscript]
3 R. Strauss, 1871: "fresh" [corrected by his father on the manuscript]


This text was added to the website: 2014-06-12
Line count: 20
Word count: 124

Translation © by Sharon Krebs