by Josef Wenzig (1807 - 1876)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Verlorene Jugend
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Slovak (Slovenčina) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Brausten alle Berge, 
Sauste rings der Wald, --
Meine jungen Tage, 
Wo sind sie so bald? 

Jugend, teure Jugend,
Flohest mir dahin;
O du holde Jugend,
Achtlos war mein Sinn! 

Ich verlor dich leider,
Wie wenn einen Stein
Jemand von sich schleudert
In die Flut hinein. 

Wendet sich der Stein auch
Um in tiefer Flut,
Weiss ich, dass die Jugend
Doch kein Gleiches tut.

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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) , "Joventut perduda", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Verloren jeugd", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Lost youth", copyright © 2004
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Jeunesse perdue", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Claus-Christian Schuster

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-21
Line count: 16
Word count: 63

Joventut perduda
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Les muntanyes bramulaven totes, 
tot a l’entorn remorejaven els boscos,
els dies de la meva jovenesa, 
on han  marxat tan aviat?

Joventut, preciosa joventut, 
has fugit lluny de mi;
oh, joventut encisadora, 
despreocupat era el meu esperit!

Malauradament t’he perdut, 
com quan algú 
llança una pedra 
dins del riu.

De vegades una pedra pot tornar 
a sortir de les aigües profundes,
però jo sé ben bé que 
la joventut mai podrà fer el mateix.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2018 by Salvador Pila, (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: 2018-11-17
Line count: 16
Word count: 74