by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Auf geheimem Waldespfade
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG ENG FIN FRE ITA POR
Auf geheimem Waldespfade
Schleich' ich gern im Abendschein
An das öde Schilfgestade,
Mädchen, und gedenke dein!

Wenn sich dann der Busch verdüstert,
Rauscht das Rohr geheimnisvoll,
Und es klaget und es flüstert,
Daß ich weinen, weinen soll.

Und ich mein', ich höre wehen
Leise deiner Stimme Klang,
Und im Weiher untergehen
Deinen lieblichen Gesang.

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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)

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cançó del canyís", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Louisa Loring Dresel)
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Hidden trails through forest's secrets", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Canto del canneto", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "A Canção dos Juncos", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:38
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Le long d'un chemin secret de la forêt
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Le long d'un chemin secret de la forêt
J'aime me faufiler dans la lumière du soir ;
Je vais vers la rive déserte couverte de roseaux,
Ma mie, et je pense à toi !

Quand les buissons deviennent noirs,
Les roseaux murmurent mystérieusement,
Il y a des lamentations, des chuchotements,
De sorte que je pleure et ne peux m'empêcher de pleurer.

Et je pense que j'entends flotter
Doucement le son de ta voix,
Et en bas dans l'étang
Ton adorable chant.

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Translation of title "Schilflied" = "Chant des roseaux"

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Guy Laffaille, (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: 2015-09-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-09-09 12:19:43
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