Translation © by Lau Kanen

Ich schleich umher
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Ich schleich umher, 
Betrübt und stumm,
Du fragst, o frage 
Mich nicht, warum?
Das Herz erschüttert
So manche Pein!
Und könnt' ich je
Zu düster sein?

Der Baum verdorrt,
Der Duft vergeht, 
Die Blätter liegen
So gelb im Beet,
Es stürmt ein Schauer
Mit Macht herein,
Und könnt ich je
Zu düster sein?

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I creep about", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:45
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Word count: 53

Ik dwaal maar rond
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ik dwaal maar rond,
Bedroefd en stom.
Je vraagt - o, vraag het
Mij niet  - waarom?
Mijn hart geteisterd
Door zoveel pijn!
Hoe kan ik ooit
Te somber zijn?
 
De boom verdort,
De geur vergaat,
De blaad’ren liggen
Zo geel op straat,
Er stormt een noodweer
Aan als een trein;
Hoe kan ik ooit
Te somber zijn?

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2014 by Lau Kanen, (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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Text added to the website: 2014-12-23 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-12-23 23:43:41
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Word count: 58