by Josef Wenzig (1807 - 1876)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Abschied
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Czech (Čeština) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Ach mich hält der Gram gefangen,
Meinem Herzen ist so weh,
Denn ich soll von hinnen ziehen
Über jenes Berges Höh.

Was einst mein war, ist verloren,
Alle, alle Hoffnung flieht;
Ja, ich fürchte, daß, o Mädchen,
Dich mein Aug' nicht [wieder sieht]1.

Dunkel wird mein Weg sich dehnen,
Wenn ich scheiden muß von hier:
Steh' ich dann auf jenem Berge,
Seufz' ich [ein Mal]1 noch nach dir.

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1 often modernized to "wiedersieht"
2 often modernized to "einmal"

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Farewell", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Commiato", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alvaro De la Cruz) , title 1: "Despedida", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Adieux", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Afscheid", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Afscheid
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ach, mij houdt verdriet gevangen,
Op mijn hart ligt zwaar een steen,
Want ik moet van hier vertrekken
Over gindse bergen heen.
 
Wat ik eens had, is verloren,
Alle, alle hoop vervliedt;
Ja, ik vrees zelfs dat, o meisje,
Jou mijn oog niet wederziet.
 
Donker ligt de weg straks vóór me,
Als ik weg moet hier vandaan:
Sta ik dan op gindse berg daar,
Zal één zucht naar jou nog gaan.

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