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Es flüstert im Bache, Es lauscht die Nacht, -- Was dort, an der Weide, Die Maid wohl macht? Die Rinde umklammert Die bleiche Hand, Es strömen die Thränen Ihr unverwandt. Da klinget ein Grüßen Vom Wasser her: "O komm nur, Du fühlest Dein Weh nicht mehr! "Bei mir ist Vergessen, Hier unten Ruh, Ich sag es ja Keinem, Ich deck Dich zu!" Es flüstert im Bache, Es weint die Nacht -- Was habt mit dem Mägdlein Ihr beide gemacht?
- by Elisabeth of Wied, Queen Consort of King Carol I of Romania (1843 - 1916), as Carmen Sylva, "Geächtet", appears in Meine Ruh. Mutter und Kind., first published 1885 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Agathe Ursula Backer-Grøndahl (1847 - 1907), "Geächtet", op. 60 no. 6 (1888), published 1903 [voice and piano], from Sechs deutsche Liebeslieder aus der Jugend, no. 6. [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer (1837 - 1922), "Geächtet", op. 8 no. 6 (1885), published 1886 [voice and piano or orchestra], from Sechs Balladen und Romanzen, no. 6, Braunschweig, H. Litolff [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Ostracized", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Proscrite", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website: 2010-04-03
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Word count: 77
There is a whispering in the brook, The night listens, -- By the willow there, What might the maiden be doing? Clutching the bark Is her pale hand, Her tears stream Unceasingly. A greeting rings out From over the water: “Only come, and you shall No longer feel your pain!” “In me there is forgetting, Down here is rest, I shall not tell anyone, I shall cover you!” There is a whispering in the brook, The night weeps, -- What have the two of you Done with the maiden?
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2015 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.
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Elisabeth of Wied, Queen Consort of King Carol I of Romania (1843 - 1916), as Carmen Sylva, "Geächtet", appears in Meine Ruh. Mutter und Kind., first published 1885
This text was added to the website: 2015-02-06
Line count: 20
Word count: 87