by (Karl) Wilhelm Osterwald (1820 - 1887)
Translation Singable translation by E. S. Willcox

Der Sommer geht zu Ende
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Der Sommer [geht]1 zu Ende, 
  Ach Liebchen, gehst auch du 
  Und läßt mich ohne Ruh'
Bei dieser Sonnenwende?

Wenn alle Vöglein fliehen
  Und keines bleiben will,
  Dann wird's im Walde still,
Bis sie zurücke ziehen;

Doch wen verläßt die Liebe,
  Dem ist's im Herzen gar,
  Als ob viel tausend Jahr'
Der eine Winter bliebe.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Wilhelm Osterwald, Dritte umgearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage, Leipzig, Verlag von F. G. C. Leuckart (Constantin Sander), 1873, p. 16.

1 Franz: "ist"

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (E. S. Willcox) , title 1: "Summer solstice"


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This text was added to the website: 2013-12-08
Line count: 12
Word count: 54

Summer solstice
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The summer days are over;
Ah! dearest, must thou go;
While the Sun so low,
Wilt thou forsake thy lover?
 
When little birds are yearning
Some milder clime to prove,
Then hushed are hill and grove,
Till home they come returning.
 
But when Love finds a reason,
Forth with the birds to fly
Then a thousand years go by
In that one Winter season.

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Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2016-07-03
Line count: 12
Word count: 64