by Johann Baptist Mayrhofer (1787 - 1836)

An die Freunde
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Im Wald, im Wald da grabt mich ein,
Ganz stille, ohne Kreuz und Stein:
Denn was ihr thürmet, überschneyt
Und überrindet Winterszeit.

Und wann die Erde sich verjüngt,
Sie Veilchen meinem Hügel bringt.
Das freut euch, Gute; freuet euch!
Ist Alles doch dem Todten gleich.

Doch nein, - denn eure Liebe spannt
Die Aeste in das Geisterland:
Und die euch führt zu meinem Grab,
Zieht mich gewaltiger herab.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, page 50.


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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Als meus amics", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de vrienden", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To my friends", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Aux amis", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Agli amici", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Sergio Lorenzi) , "A mis amigos", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 68