by Wilhelm Müller (1794 - 1827)
Translation © by Robert Schall

Täuschung
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): AFR CAT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE FRI HEB ITA KOR SPA
Ein Licht tanzt freundlich vor mir her;
Ich folg' ihm nach die Kreuz und Quer;
Ich folg' ihm gern, und seh's ihm an,
Daß es verlockt den Wandersmann.
Ach, wer wie ich so elend ist,
Giebt gern sich hin der bunten List,
Die hinter Eis und Nacht und Graus
Ihm weist ein helles, warmes Haus,
Und eine liebe Seele drin -
Nur Täuschung ist für mich Gewinn!

Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Zweites Bändchen. Deßau 1824. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, page 96.


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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):

  • AFR Afrikaans [singable] (Robert Schall) , "Misleiding", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Miratge", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Begoocheling", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Arthur Rishi) , "Deception", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , "Delusion", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Kangastus", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Illusion", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRI Frisian [singable] (Pieter Wiersma) , "Mislieding", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "הזיה", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Illusione", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "환상", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , "Ilusión", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Ofer Sheinberg , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 10
Word count: 67

Misleiding
Language: Afrikaans  after the German (Deutsch) 
’n Lig dans vriendelik voor my,
ek volg hom graag deur die kontrei;
ek volg hom graag want ek kan sien
hy wil die reisiger mislei.
Ag, wie soos ek ellendig is,
laat hom graag liemaak deur ’n lis
wat hom in plaas van nag en en ys
’n warm en helder huis kan wys
– waar selfs ’n liewe siel dalk woon.
Misleiding kan my net beloon!

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This text was added to the website: 2020-03-02
Line count: 10
Word count: 68