Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Ich hör' die Bächlein rauschen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE HEB ITA NOR POR SPA
Ich hör' [die]1 Bächlein rauschen
Im Walde her und hin,
Im Walde in dem Rauschen
Ich weiß nicht, wo ich bin.

Die Nachtigallen schlagen
Hier in der Einsamkeit,
Als wollten sie was sagen
Von [der alten, schönen]2 Zeit.

Die Mondesschimmer fliegen,
Als [seh']3 ich unter mir
Das Schloß im Thale liegen,
Und ist doch so weit von hier!

Als müßte in dem Garten
Voll Rosen weiß und roth,
[Meine]4 Liebste auf mich warten,
Und ist [doch lange]5 todt.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff, Verlag von Duncker und Humblot, Berlin, 1837, pages 33-34.

Note: modernized spelling would change "Thale" to "Tale", "roth" to "rot", and "todt" to "tot"

1 Ivers, Stern: "ein"; further changes may exist not shown above
2 Marx: "alter, schöner"
3 Dresel, Jaques-Dalcroze, Marx, Schumann: "säh"
4 Dresel: "Die"; Marx: "Der"
5 Marx: "schon lange"; Schumann: "doch so lange"

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ontheemd", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "À l'étranger", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "בנכר", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "In terra straniera", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "I fremmed land", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "Em terras estrangeiras", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , "En el extranjero", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2019-09-10 13:30:55
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À l'étranger
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
J'entends murmurer le ruisseau
Dans la forêt, de-ci, de-là.
Dans la forêt, dans le bruissement,
Je ne sais où je suis.

Les rossignols chantent
Là, dans la solitude,
Comme s'ils voulaient parler
Du joli temps passé.

Les reflets de la lune passent
Et c'est comme si je voyais sous moi
Le château dans la vallée,
Et pourtant il est si loin d'ici !

Il semble que dans le jardin,
Plein de roses blanches et rouges,
Ma bien-aimée m'attend,
Et pourtant elle est morte depuis longtemps.

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Text added to the website: 2008-08-20 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:51
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