by Wilhelm Müller (1794 - 1827)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Auf einen Todtenacker
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE FRI HEB IRI ITA KOR SPA
Auf einen Todtenacker
Hat mich mein Weg gebracht.
Allhier will ich einkehren:
Hab' ich bei mir gedacht.

Ihr grünen Todtenkränze
Könnt wohl die Zeichen sein,
Die müde Wandrer laden
In's kühle Wirthshaus ein.

Sind denn in diesem Hause
Die Kammern all' besetzt?
Bin matt zum Niedersinken,
[Und]1 tödtlich schwer verletzt.

O unbarmherz'ge Schenke,
Doch weisest du mich ab?
Nun weiter denn, nur weiter,
Mein treuer Wanderstab!

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Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Zweites Bändchen. Deßau 1824. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, page 98; and with Deutsche Blätter für Poesie, Litteratur, Kunst und Theater. Herausgegeben von Karl Schall und Karl von Holtei. Breslau 1823, bei Graß, Barth und Comp. No. XLII. 14. März 1823, page 165.

First published in Deutsche Blätter (see above) as no. 8 of the installment of Die Winterreise. Lieder von Wilhelm Müller.

1 Schubert: "Bin"

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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 © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Arthur Rishi) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "L'auberge", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRI Frisian [singable] (Pieter Wiersma) , "De Herberch", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "הפונדק", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "여인숙", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-04-17 12:32:56
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Tot op een dodenakker
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Tot op een dodenakker 
heeft mij mijn tocht gebracht.
Hier wil ik wel verblijven, 
heb 'k bij mijzelf gedacht.

Ja, groene dodenkransen, 
misschien is dit je zin:
roep moede zwervers binnen, 
de koele herberg in.

Is dan in deze herberg 
voor mij geen meter grond?
Mijn krachten zijn ten einde, 
'k ben dodelijk gewond.

O harteloze gastheer, 
wijs jij me toch nog af?
Vooruit dan maar, nog verder, 
mijn trouwe wandelstaf!

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Translation of title "Das Wirtshaus" = "De herberg"

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Text added to the website: 2005-09-26 00:00:00
Last modified: 2018-04-17 12:35:04
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