by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Ein Tännlein grünet, wo
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA ITA SPA
Ein Tännlein grünet, wo,
Wer weiß, im Walde,
Ein Rosenstrauch, wer sagt,
In welchem Garten?
Sie sind erlesen schon,
Denk' es, o Seele!
Auf deinem Grab zu wurzeln
Und zu wachsen.

Zwei schwarze Rößlein weiden
Auf der Wiese,
Sie kehren heim zur Stadt
In [muntern]1 Sprüngen.
Sie werden schrittweis gehn
Mit deiner Leiche;
[Vielleicht, vielleicht noch eh']2
An ihren Hufen
Das Eisen los wird,
Das ich blitzen sehe!

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Confirmed with Eduard Mörike, Gedichte, Dramatisches, Erzählendes, Zweite, erweiterte Auflage, Stuttgart: J.G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Nachf., 1961, page 103.

1 Pfitzner: "muntren"
2 Distler: "Vielleicht noch, vielleicht eh'"; Rheinberger: "Vielleicht noch eh'"

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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) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Jakob Kellner) , "A little fir-tree flourishes", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Un petit sapin s'épanouit", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Songes à cela, o mon âme !", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Pensaci, o anima!", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Pupillo) , "Pensaci, o anima", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Martin Zubiria) , "Piensa en ello, alma mía", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Jakob Kellner , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 18
Word count: 68

Un petit avet verdeja, on
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Un petit avet verdeja, on,
qui ho sap! al bosc,
i un roser, qui pot dir
a quin jardí?
Ells ja han estat escollits,
pensa-ho, oh ànima,
per arrelar a la teva tomba
i créixer.

Dos cavallets negres pasturen
a la prada,
tornen cap a casa, a la ciutat,
saltironant vivaçment.
Ells aniran portant el pas
amb la teva despulla;
potser, potser, fins i tot abans
que de llurs peülles
caigui la ferradura
que ja veig llambrejar!

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Translations of title(s):
"Denk es, o Seele!" = "Pensa-ho, oh ànima! "
"Untreue" = "Infidelitat"
"Ein Tännlein grünet wo" = "Un petit avet verdeja, on"
"Böhmisches Volkslied" = "Cançó popular de Bohemia"


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This text was added to the website: 2019-02-27
Line count: 18
Word count: 77