Translation © by Emily Ezust

Trennung
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Wach auf, wach auf, du junger Gesell,
Du hast so lang geschlafen.
Da draußen singen die Vögel hell,
Der Fuhrmann lärmt auf der Gassen!

Wach auf, wach auf, mit heller Stimm'
Hub an der Wächter zu rufen,
Wo zwei Herzlieben beisammen sind,
Da müssen sie sein gar kluge.

Der Knabe war verschlafen gar,
Er schlief so lang, so süße,
Die Jungfrau aber weise war,
Weckt' ihn durch ihre Küsse!

Das Scheiden, Scheiden tuet not,
Wie Tod ist es so harte,
Der scheid't auch manches Mündlein rot
Und manche Buhlen zarte.

Der Knabe auf sein Rößlein sprang
Und trabte schnell von dannen,
Die Jungfrau sah ihm lange nach,
Groß Leid tat sie umfangen!

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Separation", copyright ©
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Afscheid nemen", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Séparation", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 20
Word count: 112

Separation
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Wake up, wake up, you young fellow,
You have slept long.
Outside, the little birds are singing brightly,
The carter is making noise in the street!

Wake up, wake up! With a clear voice,
the watchman is beginning to call more loudly;
When two sweethearts are together,
They have to be prudent.

The boy was fast asleep,
He slept long, so sweetly,
But the maiden was wise
And awakened him with her kisses!

Parting, parting is necessary;
It's as harsh as death,
Which also parts many red lips
And many tender lovers.

The boy sprang onto his pony
Which trotted quickly away;
Long the maiden gazed after him,
While great sorrow imprisoned her!

Authorship

  • 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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    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 20
Word count: 113