by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation by Lev Aleksandrovich Mey (1822 - 1862)

Ich wandelte unter den Bäumen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Ich [wandelte]1 unter den Bäumen
mit meinem Gram allein;
da kam das alte Träumen
und schlich [mir ins Herz]2 hinein.

Wer hat euch dies Wörtlein gelehret,
ihr Vöglein in luftiger Höh'?
Schweigt still! wenn mein Herz es höret,
dann tut es noch einmal so weh.

"Es kam ein Jungfräulein gegangen,
die sang es immerfort,
da haben wir Vöglein gefangen
das hübsche, goldne Wort."

Das sollt ihr mir nicht [mehr]3 erzählen,
Ihr Vöglein [wunderschlau]4;
ihr wollt meinem Kummer mir stehlen,
ich aber niemandem trau'.

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1 Dieren: "wanderte"
2 Fanny Mendelssohn: "ins Herz mir"
3 omitted by Rheinberger and Schumann.
4 Rheinberger: "so wunderschlau"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ik wandelde onder de bomen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I wandered among the trees", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Je déambulais sous les arbres", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Erravo sotto gli alberi", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33
Line count: 16
Word count: 83

Бродил я под тенью деревьев
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Бродил я под тенью деревьев,
Один со своею тоской,
И снова старая грёза
Впилась мне в сердце змеёй.

Певицы воздушные! Где вы
Подслушали песнь мою?
Заслышу её и снова
Отраву смертельную пью.

«Гуляла девица и пела
Ту песню раз, и не раз
У ней мы подслушали песню,
Она осталась у нас».

Молчите, лукавые птицы!
Я знаю, хочется вам
Тоску мою похитить...
Да я-то её не отдам!

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Researcher for this text: Dmitri Smirnov

Text added to the website: 2008-01-20 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:34
Line count: 16
Word count: 66