by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation by Emma Lazarus (1849 - 1887)

Im Walde wandl' ich und weine
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Im Walde wandl' ich und weine,
die Drossel sitzt in der Höh;
sie springt und singt gar feine:
Warum ist dir so weh?

"Die Schwalben, deine Schwestern,
die könnens dir sagen, mein Kind;
sie wohnten in klugen Nestern,
wo Liebchens Fenster sind."

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by George Howard Clutsam.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Garnet Wolseley Cox.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by William Gardiner Hammond.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Mary Alexander (1806 - 1859) ; composed by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Robert Caby.
  • Also set in Romanian (Română), a translation by Ștefan Octavian Iosif (1875 - 1914) ; composed by Sabin Vasile Drăgoi.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Apollon Nikolayevich Maykov (1821 - 1897) , no title, written 1857 ; composed by Nikolay Sergeyevich Potolovsky.
  • Also set in Spanish (Español), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Julián Aguirre.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 42

In tears through the woods I wander
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
In tears through the woods I wander,
  The thrush is perched on the bough:
She springs and sings up yonder --
  "Oh, why so sad art thou?"

"The swallows, thy sisters, are able,
  My dear, to answer thee;
They build clever nests in the gable
  Where sweetheart's windows be."

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Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2008-04-18
Line count: 8
Word count: 48