Translation © by Emily Ezust

Ich schleich umher
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Ich schleich umher, 
Betrübt und stumm,
Du fragst, o frage 
Mich nicht, warum?
Das Herz erschüttert
So manche Pein!
Und könnt' ich je
Zu düster sein?

Der Baum verdorrt,
Der Duft vergeht, 
Die Blätter liegen
So gelb im Beet,
Es stürmt ein Schauer
Mit Macht herein,
Und könnt ich je
Zu düster sein?

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I creep about", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , 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 10:01:45
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Word count: 53

I creep about
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I creep about, 
sad and mute. 
You ask, o ask 
me not, why?
My heart shakes 
with so much pain!
Could I ever be 
too gloomy?

The tree withers and dies, 
the breeze fades away,
The leaves lie 
so yellow in the yard,
A shower storms 
with might toward us;
Could I ever be
too gloomy?

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:45
Line count: 16
Word count: 56