by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Amelia Maria Imbarrato

Der Musensohn
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT CHI DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA NOR
Durch Feld und Wald zu schweifen,
Mein Liedchen wegzupfeifen,
So gehts von Ort zu Ort!
Und nach dem Takte reget,
Und nach dem Maaß beweget
Sich alles an mir fort.

Ich kann sie kaum erwarten,
Die erste Blum' im Garten,
Die erste Blüt' am Baum.
Sie grüßen meine Lieder,
Und kommt der Winter wieder,
Sing' ich noch jenen Traum.

Ich sing' ihn in der Weite,
Auf Eises Läng' und Breite,
Da blüht der Winter schön!
Auch diese Blüte schwindet,
Und neue Freude findet
Sich auf bebauten Höhn.

Denn wie ich bei der Linde
Das junge Völkchen finde,
Sogleich erreg' ich sie.
Der stumpfe Bursche bläht sich,
Das steife Mädchen dreht sich
Nach meiner Melodie.

Ihr gebt den Sohlen Flügel
Und treibt, durch Thal und Hügel,
Den Liebling weit von Haus.
Ihr lieben holden Musen,
Wann ruh' ich ihr am Busen
Auch endlich wieder aus?

Confirmed with Goethe's Werke, Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand, Erster Band, Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cottaschen Buchhandlung, 1827, pages 25-26; and with Göthe's neue Schriften. Siebenter Band. Berlin. Bei Johann Friedrich Unger. 1800, pages 6-7.


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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) , "El fill de les muses", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) (Yen-Chiang Che) , "繆斯之子", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De Muzenzoon", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Lawrence Snyder) (Rebecca Plack) , "The son of the muses", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "Son of muses", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le fils des muses", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il figlio delle muse", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Musenes sønn", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Il figlio delle muse
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Per campi e per boschi,
fischiettando la mia canzone,
vado di luogo in luogo!
E al ritmo si anima,
con la musica si muove
tutto in me.

Aspetto impaziente
il primo fiore in giardino,
la prima gemma sull'albero.
Essi salutano i miei canti,
e quando ritorna l'inverno,
ricanto ancora questo sogno.

Lo canto nello spazio,
sulle distese di ghiaccio,
bello fiorisce l'inverno!
Anche questo fiore passa,
e nuova gioia si trova
sulle alture ridenti.

E appena presso il tiglio
trovo i giovani,
subito li rendo vivaci.
Il garzone addormentato si risveglia,
la fanciulla scontrosa
si muove alla mia melodia.

Voi date le ali ai piedi
e spingete per valli e per colline
l'essere amato lontano da casa.
O care, soavi Muse,
quando riposerò di nuovo
fra le sue braccia?

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Text added to the website: 2006-01-18 00:00:00
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