Als wir schieden, da war's am Himmel...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Als wir schieden, da war's am Himmel stürmisch und trübe,
  Lag die Erde [so]1 kalt, schwiegen die Vögel im Tal.
Jahre schwanden indes, noch stürmt mir immer der Himmel,
  Liegt die Erde mir kalt, singt mir kein Vogel im Tal.

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Confirmed with Justinus Kerner Werke, Zweiter Teil, Gedichte, ed. Raimund Pissin, Berlin, Leipzig, Wien, Stuttgart: Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong & Co., 1914, page 192

1 Lang: "mir"

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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 (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Farewell", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Congedo", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Adieu", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Joanna Lonergan , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2005-03-23
Line count: 4
Word count: 40