by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Die dunklen Wolken hingen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Die [dunklen]1 Wolken hingen
Herab so bang und schwer,
Wir beide traurig gingen
Im Garten hin und her.

So heiß und stumm, so trübe
Und sternlos war die Nacht,
So ganz wie unsre Liebe
Zu Tränen nur gemacht.

Und als ich mußte scheiden
Und gute Nacht dir bot,
Wünscht' ich bekümmert beiden
Im Herzen uns den Tod.

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1 Rübner: "dunkeln"; Schleuning: "schweren"; further changes may exist not shown above.

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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 © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De drukkende avond", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The oppressive evening", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Pénible soirée", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 57

Els ombrívols núvols suraven
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Els ombrívols núvols suraven
cap avall, tan angoixants i opressius,
nosaltres dos caminàvem
pel jardí, d’un costat a l’altre.

La nit sense estrelles era
tan sufocant, silent i trista
com el nostre amor,
creat tan sols per a les llàgrimes.

I quan jo havia de marxar
i et vaig desitjar bona nit,
afligit, desitjava de tot cor
la mort per a tots dos.

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Translations of title(s):
"Der schwere Abend" = "El capvespre opressiu"
"Die dunklen Wolken hingen" = "Els ombrívols núvols suraven"
"Die dunklen Wolken hingen herab" = "Els ombrívols núvols suraven cap avall"
"Schwere Abend" = "Capvespre opressiu"
"Schwerer Abend" = "Capvespre opressiu"


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This text was added to the website: 2020-11-06
Line count: 12
Word count: 63