by Julius Mosen (1803 - 1867)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Es grünet ein Nußbaum vor dem Haus
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA SPA
Es [grünet]1 ein Nußbaum vor dem Haus,
Duftig, 
Luftig 
Breitet er blättrig die [Äste]2 aus.

Viel liebliche Blüten stehen dran;
Linde 
Winde 
Kommen, sie herzlich zu umfahn.

Es flüstern je zwei zu zwei gepaart,
Neigend, 
Beugend 
Zierlich zum Kusse die Häuptchen zart.

Sie flüstern von einem Mägdlein, das
Dächte
[Nächte,
Tagelang, wüsste]3, ach! selber nicht was.

Sie flüstern - wer mag verstehn so gar
Leise 
[Weise]4? -
Flüstern von Bräut'gam und nächstem Jahr.

Das Mägdlein horchet, es rauscht im Baum;
Sehnend, 
Wähnend 
Sinkt es lächelnd in Schlaf und Traum.

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Confirmed with Julius Mosen, Gedichte, zweite vermehrte Auflage, Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, 1843, pages 122-123

1 Freudenberg: "steht"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Schumann: "Blätter", although sometimes left as "Äste"
3 Schumann: "die Nächte / und Tage lang, wusste"
4 Schumann: "Weis'"

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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) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , "El noguer", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De notenboom", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "The nut-tree", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le noyer", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il noce", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , copyright © 2020, (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.
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Word count: 89

Il noce
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
E' tutto verde il noce davanti alla casa,
profuma,
nell'aria,
e, attorno, allarga la sua chioma frondosa.
 
Di fiori delicati è  tutto ricoperto,
Leggere
Brezze
Li accarezzano con tenero affetto.
 
Sussurrano i fiori, a due a due accoppiati,
piegando,
leggiadri,
ai baci del vento, i piccoli capi. 
 
Sussurrano di una fanciulla che stava 
pensosa,
di notte
di giorno, senza sapere che cosa.
 
Sussurrano -- chi può mai capire che cosa
dal tono
sommesso?
che l'anno venturo è promessa la sposa.
 
Ascolta la fanciulla, stormisce la pianta;
con desiderio
e speranza
lei sogna e sorride, e poi si addormenta.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-10-30
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Word count: 97