by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Lebet wohl, geliebte Bäume
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
   Lebet wohl, geliebte Bäume,
Wachset in der Himmelsluft.
Tausend liebevolle Träume
Schlingen sich durch euren Duft.
   Doch was steh' ich und verweile?
Wie so schwer, so bang ist's mir?
Ja, ich gehe! Ja, ich eile!
Aber ach mein Herz bleibt hier.

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Confirmed with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Claudine von Villa Bella, Leipzig: bey Georg Joachin Göschen, 1788, page 47


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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Farewell, beloved trees!", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] , Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2005-11-04
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Word count: 42