by Josef Wenzig (1807 - 1876)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Sehnsucht
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Czech (Čeština) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Hinter jenen dichten Wäldern
Weilst du meine Süßgeliebte
Weit ach weit, weit ach weit!
Berstet ihr Felsen,
Ebnet euch Täler,
Daß ich ersehe,
Daß ich erspähe
Meine ferne, süße Maid!

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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: "Yearning", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Desiderio", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Nostalgie", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Hunkering", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2003-11-05 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
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Word count: 30

Yearning
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Behind those thick woods
 You stay, my sweet beloved,
 Far, oh far away!
 Shatter, you rocks,
 Be leveled, you valleys,
 That I might see,
 That I might glimpse
 My sweet, far-off maiden!

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:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-05 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
Line count: 8
Word count: 33