Song Cycle

Song Cycle by Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)

Word count: 912
Original language: Liederkreis von Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff
1. In der Fremde [sung text checked 1 time]
Aus der Heimat hinter den Blitzen rot
Da kommen die Wolken her,
Aber Vater und Mutter sind lange tot,
Es kennt mich dort [keiner]1 mehr.

Wie bald, wie bald kommt die stille Zeit,
Da ruhe ich auch, und über mir
[Rauschet]2 die schöne Waldeinsamkeit,
Und keiner [mehr kennt mich auch]3 hier.

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Note: the first stanza was quoted as part of a text set by Einem.

1 Eisler: "niemand"
2 Brahms, Schumann: "rauscht"
3 Brahms, Schumann: "kennt mich mehr"

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1. In a foreign place
From the direction of home, behind the red flashes of lightning
There come clouds,
But Father and Mother are long dead;
No one there knows me anymore.

How soon, ah, how soon will that quiet time come,
When I too shall rest, and over me
the beautiful forest's loneliness shall rustle,
And no one here shall know me anymore.

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Line count: 8
Word count: 59

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2. Intermezzo [sung text checked 1 time]
Dein Bildnis wunderselig
Hab ich im Herzensgrund,
Das sieht so frisch und fröhlich
Mich an zu jeder Stund'.

Mein Herz still in sich singet
Ein altes schönes Lied,
Das in die Luft sich schwinget
Und zu dir eilig zieht.

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2. Intermezzo
Your blissful, wonderful image 
I have in my heart's depths;
it looks so freshly and joyously
at me in every moment.

My heart sings mutely to itself
an old, beautiful song
that soars into the air
and hastens to your side.

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Translations of titles
"Dein Bildniss wunderselig" = "Your blissful, wonderful image"
"Dein Bildnis wunderselig" = "Your blissful, wonderful image"
"Intermezzo" = "Intermezzo"
"Andenken" = "Thoughts"
"Dein Bildniss" = "Your image"
"Dein Bildnis" = "Your image"



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Line count: 8
Word count: 41

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3. Waldesgespräch [sung text checked 1 time]
Es ist schon spät, es [wird]1 schon kalt,
Was reitst du einsam durch den Wald?
Der Wald ist lang, du bist allein,
Du schöne Braut! Ich führ dich heim!

"Groß ist der Männer Trug und List,
Vor Schmerz mein Herz gebrochen ist,
Wohl irrt das Waldhorn her und hin,
O flieh! Du weißt nicht, wer ich bin."

So reich geschmückt ist Roß und Weib,
So wunderschön der junge Leib,
Jetzt kenn ich dich - Gott steh mir bei!
Du bist die Hexe Lorelei. -

"Du kennst mich wohl - von hohem Stein
Schaut still mein Schloß tief in den Rhein.
Es ist schon spät, es [wird]1 schon kalt,
Kommst nimmermehr aus diesem Wald."

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1 Schumann, Zemlinsky: "ist"

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3. Conversation in the wood
It is already late, it is already cold;
why do you ride alone through the wood?
The wood is vast and you are alone,
you fair bride! I will lead you home.

"Great are the deceit and cunning of men;
my heart has broken for pain.
The forest horn strays here and there,
o flee! You do not know who I am." 

So richly decked are mount and lady,
so wondrously fair the young form;
now I recognize you - God stand by me!
You are the Witch Loreley.

"You recognize me well - from the lofty cliffs
my castle gazes down into the Rhine.
It is already late, it is already cold -
you shall never again leave this wood."

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4. Die Stille [sung text checked 1 time]
Es [weiß]1 und rät es doch keiner,
Wie mir so wohl ist, so wohl!
Ach, wüßt es nur einer, nur einer,
Kein Mensch es sonst wissen [soll!]2

So still ist's nicht draußen im Schnee,
So stumm und verschwiegen sind
Die Sterne nicht in der Höh,
Als meine Gedanken sind.

[ ... ]

Ich wünscht', ich wäre ein Vöglein
Und zöge über das Meer,
Wohl über das Meer und weiter,
Bis daß ich im Himmel wär!

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1 Bungert: "weiß es"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Schumann: "sollt'"

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4. Silence
No one knows or guesses
how glad I am, so glad!
Alas, if only one could know it, just one -
no other soul should know it!

The snow outside is not so quiet -
nor as mute and silent 
are the lofty stars,
compared with my thoughts.

[ ... ]

I wish I were a little bird -
I would fly over the sea,
well across the sea and farther,
until I were in heaven!

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Word count: 95

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5. Mondnacht [sung text checked 1 time]
Es war, als [hätt']1 der Himmel,
Die Erde still geküßt,
Daß sie im Blütenschimmer
Von ihm [nun]2 träumen müßt.

Die Luft ging durch die Felder,
Die Ähren wogten sacht,
Es rauschten leis die Wälder,
So sternklar war die Nacht.

Und meine Seele spannte
Weit ihre Flügel aus,
Flog durch die stillen [Lande]3,
Als flöge sie nach Haus.

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1 Hutter: "ob"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Brahms, Schumann: "nur"
3 Brahms: "Räume"

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5. Moonlit night
It was as if the sky
Had quietly kissed the earth,
So that, glistening with blossoms,
She must only dream of him.1

The breeze wafted through the fields,
The ears of corn waved gently,
The forests rustled faintly,
So sparkling clear was the night.

And my soul stretched 
its wings out far,
Flew through the still lands,
as if it were flying home.

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Translation of title "Mondnacht" = "Moonlit night"
1 In German, "Die Erde" (the earth) is feminine and "Der Himmel" (the sky) is masculine.


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Line count: 12
Word count: 63

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6. Schöne Fremde [sung text checked 1 time]
  Es rauschen die Wipfel und schauern,
Als machten zu dieser Stund'
Um die halbversunkenen Mauern
Die alten Götter die Rund'.

  Hier hinter den Myrtenbäumen
In heimlich dämmernder Pracht,
Was sprichst du wirr wie in Träumen
Zu mir, phantastische Nacht?

  Es funkeln auf mich alle Sterne
Mit glühendem Liebesblick,
Es redet trunken die Ferne
Wie vom künftigem, großem Glück!

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff, Halle an der Saale: Druck und Verlag von Otto Hendel, [no year], page 23.


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6. Beauteous foreign land
The treetops rustle and shiver
as if at this hour 
about the half-sunken walls
the old gods are making their rounds.

Here, behind the myrtle trees,
in secretly darkening splendor,
what do you say so murmuringly, as if in a dream,
to me, fantastic night?

The stars glitter down on me
with glowing, loving gazes,
and the distance speaks tipsily,
it seems, of great future happiness.

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7. Auf einer Burg [sung text checked 1 time]
Eingeschlafen auf der Lauer
Oben ist der alte Ritter;
Drüber gehen Regenschauer,
Und der Wald rauscht durch das Gitter.

Eingewachsen Bart und Haare
Und versteinert Brust und Krause,
Sitzt er viele hundert Jahre
Oben in der stillen Klause.

Draußen ist es still' und friedlich,
Alle sind ins Tal gezogen,
Waldesvögel einsam singen
In den leeren Fensterbogen.

Eine Hochzeit fährt da unten
Auf dem Rhein im Sonnenscheine,
Musikanten spielen munter,
Und die schöne Braut, die weinet.

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7. In a castle
Asleep on his watch
up there is the old knight;
above move rainshowers,
and the wood rustles through the grill.

Beard and hair grown into one,
chest and ruff have turned to stone;
he sits for many hundreds of years
above in his silent den.

Outside it is quiet and peaceful:
all have taken to the valley;
woodbirds sing alone
in the empty arching windows.

A wedding passes by below
on the Rhine, in the sunlight:
musicians play gaily
and the fair bride - she weeps.

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8. In der Fremde [sung text checked 1 time]
Ich hör' [die]1 Bächlein rauschen
Im Walde her und hin,
Im Walde in dem Rauschen
Ich weiß nicht, wo ich bin.

Die Nachtigallen schlagen
Hier in der Einsamkeit,
Als wollten sie was sagen
Von [der alten, schönen]2 Zeit.

Die Mondesschimmer fliegen,
Als [seh']3 ich unter mir
Das Schloß im Thale liegen,
[Und ist]4 doch so weit von hier!

Als müßte in dem Garten
Voll Rosen weiß und roth,
[Meine]5 Liebste auf mich warten,
Und ist [doch lange]6 todt.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff, Verlag von Duncker und Humblot, Berlin, 1837, pages 33-34.

Note: modernized spelling would change "Thale" to "Tale", "roth" to "rot", and "todt" to "tot"

1 Ivers, Stern: "ein"; further changes may exist not shown above
2 Marx: "alter, schöner"
3 Dresel, Jaques-Dalcroze, Marx, Schumann: "säh"
4 Banck: "Ist"
5 Banck: "Mein'"; Dresel: "Die"; Marx: "Der"
6 Marx: "schon lange"; Schumann: "doch so lange"

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8. In a foreign place
I hear the brooklets rushing
here and there in the wood.
In the wood, amidst the rushing,
I know not where I am.

The nightingales sing
here in the solitude,
as if they wanted to speak
of fine old times.

The moonbeams dart
and I seem to see below me
a castle lying in the valley -
yet it is so far from here!

It seems as if, in the garden
full of roses white and red,
my sweetheart were waiting for me -
yet she is long since dead.

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Translation of title "In der Fremde" = "In a foreign place"


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Word count: 90

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Ich kann wohl manchmal singen,
Als ob ich fröhlich sei,
Doch heimlich Tränen dringen,
Da wird das Herz mir frei.

[Es]1 lassen Nachtigallen,
Spielt draußen Frühlingsluft,
Der Sehnsucht Lied erschallen
Aus ihres [Kerkers]2 Gruft.

[Da]3 lauschen alle Herzen,
Und alles ist erfreut,
Doch keiner [fühlt]3 die Schmerzen,
Im Lied das tiefe Leid.

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1 Blodek, Hensel, Schoeck, Széchényi: "So"
2 Blodek, Schoeck, Széchényi: "Käfigs"
3 Hensel: "Es"
4 Hensel: "ahnt"

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9. Melancholy
Sometimes I can sing
as if I were happy,
but secretly tears well up
and free my heart.

The nightingales, 
when spring breezes play, let
their songs of yearning resound
from the depths of their dungeons.

Then all hearts listen
and everyone rejoices;
yet no one truly feels the anguish
of the song's deep sorrow.

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Translation of title "Wehmut" = "Melancholy"


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Line count: 12
Word count: 55

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10. Zwielicht [sung text checked 1 time]
Dämmrung will die Flügel spreiten,
Schaurig rühren sich die Bäume,
Wolken ziehn wie schwere Träume -
Was will dieses Grau'n bedeuten?

Hast ein Reh du lieb vor andern,
Laß es nicht alleine grasen,
Jäger ziehn im Wald und blasen,
Stimmen hin und wieder wandern.

Hast du einen Freund hienieden,
Trau ihm nicht zu dieser Stunde,
Freundlich wohl mit Aug' und Munde,
Sinnt er Krieg im tück'schen Frieden.

Was heut [müde gehet]1 unter,
Hebt sich morgen neu geboren.
Manches [bleibt]2 in Nacht verloren -
Hüte dich, [bleib]3 wach und munter!

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Confirmed with Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorffs sämtlich poetische Werk, Zweiter Band, Dritte Auflage, Leipzig, C. F. Amelang's Verlag, 1883, p. 436.

Note: some 20th century editions of Eichendorff have "wider" instead of "wieder" in stanza 2, line 4, but "wieder" is prevalent in the editions that came out in the 19th century. (With thanks to Alfred Liebel for pointing this out.)
1 Schumann: "gehet müde"
2 Schumann: "geht"
3 Schumann: "sei"

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10. Twilight
Dusk prepares to spread its wings,
the trees rustle ominously,
clouds approach like heavy dreams -
what does this horror mean?

If you have a favorite roe,
don't let it graze alone;
hunters roam the forest, sounding their horns,
their voices straying hither and thither.

If you have a friend on earth,
do not trust him in this hour;
friendly might he seem in eye and mouth,
yet he plans for war in deceitful peace.

What today goes wearily down,
will lift itself tomorrow newly born.
Much goes astray at night -
beware - be alert and wide awake!

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Note: the last line was changed 2014-01-20 from "their voices straying time and again" to "their voices straying hither and thither".


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Line count: 16
Word count: 99

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11. Im Walde [sung text checked 1 time]
Es zog eine Hochzeit den Berg entlang,
Ich hörte die Vögel schlagen,
Da blitzten viel Reiter, das Waldhorn klang,
Das war ein lustiges Jagen!1

Und eh' ich's gedacht, war alles verhallt,
Die Nacht bedecket die Runde,
Nur von den Bergen [rauschet]2 der Wald
Und mich [schauert]3 im Herzensgrunde.

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1 Schumann adds an additional stanza here (op.75):
Der Bräutigem küsste die blasse Braut,
die Mutter sprach leis', "Nicht klagen!"
Fort schmettert das Horn durch die Schluchten laut,
Es war ein lustiges Jagen!
2 Schumann: "noch rauschet"
3 Schumann: "schauert's"

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11. In the woods
Beside the mountain there passed a wedding party.
I heard the birds singing;
then there blazed past many horsemen, their forest horns sounding.
That was a merry hunt!

And before I could think about it, everything had died away
and the night threw a cloak all around.
Only from the mountains did the woods yet rustle,
and deep in my heart I shudder.

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Word count: 63

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12. Frühlingsnacht [sung text checked 1 time]
[Über'n]1 Garten durch die Lüfte
Hört' ich Wandervögel ziehn,
Das bedeutet Frühlingsdüfte,
Unten fängt's schon an zu blühn.

Jauchzen möcht' ich, möchte weinen,
Ist mir's doch, als könnt's nicht sein!
[Alte]2 Wunder wieder scheinen
Mit dem [Mondesglanz]3 herein.

Und der Mond, die Sterne sagen's,
Und im [Träumen]4 rauscht's der Hain,
Und die Nachtigallen schlagen's:
Sie ist deine! Sie ist dein!

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Nit de primavera", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "Spring night", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Nuit de printemps", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "ליל אביב", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , "Noche de Primavera", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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1 or "Über'm". Both versions are common in the literature. Gumbert and Sternberg use this, according to Hofmeister; further changes may exist not noted above.
2 Schumann, Dover score: "Alle" (however, often sung as "Alte")
3 Jensen: "Mondenglanz"
4 Jensen, Schumann: "Traume"

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12.
Above the [gardens]1 and across the sky
I heard migrating birds passing;
that meant that spring was in the air;
below, things are already beginning to bloom.

I could rejoice, I could weep -
I feel as though it cannot be!
Old wonders appear again
with the moonlight.

And the moon and stars say it,
and in a dream the grove murmurs it,
and the nightingales sing it:
she is yours! She is yours!

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Translation of titles
"Frühlingsnacht" = "Spring night"
"Frühlingsbotschaft" = "Spring message"

1 or "garden" when the original is "Über'm"


This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 74

Translation © by Emily Ezust