Translation © by Malcolm Wren

Abschied
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Über die Berge
Zieht ihr fort;
Kommt an manchen
Grünen Ort,
Muß zurücke
Ganz allein;
Lebet wohl!
Es muß so seyn.
Scheiden,
Meiden,
Was man liebt,
Ach wie wird
Das Herz betrübt!
O Seenspiegel,
Wald und Hügel
Schwinden all';
Hör' verschwimmen
Eurer Stimmen
Wiederhall.
Lebt wohl! 
Klingt klagevoll. 
Ach wie wird
Das Herz betrübt!
Scheiden,
Meiden,
Was man liebt.

Note: Schubert received Mayrhofer's texts generally in handwriting; the printed edition of Mayrhofer's poems appeared much later and presents the texts usually in a revised version. This version does not appear to exist in published form apart from Schubert's song.


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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) , "Comiat", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Afscheid", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "Farewell", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Adieu", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Addio", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Richard Morris

This text was added to the website: 2019-10-28
Line count: 26
Word count: 59

Farewell
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Over the mountains
You are setting off;
You will come to many
Green places,
[I] have to go back
Completely alone;
Farewell!
This is how it has to be.
Parting
Avoiding
What one loves,
Oh how
Distressed the heart is becoming!
Oh, the lake-mirror,
Forest and hills,
They are all disappearing;
[I] can hear the decay
Of your voices'
Echo.
Fare well!
Ring out full of lamenting.
Oh how
Distressed the heart is becoming!
Parting,
Avoiding
What one loves.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2018 by Malcolm Wren, (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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This text was added to the website: 2018-01-14
Line count: 26
Word count: 79